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The Eisner Awards are announced and the winners are in! Every year we are excited to hear about the award winning comic series, creators and the other talented winners. Here we made a list of all the award winners and nominees. Check out the talented writers, artists, inkers, and series from this years awards ceremony.

Eisner Awards

The Eisner Awards are held each year during San Diego Comic International Convention (SDCC). The best in the comic book industry come out to honor new creators and inductees into the hall of fame. The awards are considered to be the Academy Awards for the comic book industry. Its predecessor, the ‘Kirby Awards‘, served as the award ceremony from 1985-1987.

The awards were created in 1988, along side with the Harvey Awards. Another award ceremony honoring comic book writers, illustrators, inkers, etc. Since 2017, The Harvey Awards ceremony takes place during the events of New York City Comic Con.

Phil LaMarr

This years Eisner Awards were announced by the talented actor and comedian, Phil LaMarr. Phil is a well known voice actor, who has worked on several iconic animated series. Such as Justice League, Samurai Jack, Futrama, Phienas and Ferb & Bo Jack Horseman.

 

Eisner Award Winners 2020

Best Continuing Series

Winner: Bitter Root, by David Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Greene (Image)

Our Nominee: Immortal Hulk, by Al Ewing, Joe Bennett, and Ruy José et al. (Marvel)

Nominees: 

Bitter Root, by David Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Greene (Image)

Criminal, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image)

Crowded, by Christopher Sebela, Ro Stein, and Ted Brandt (Image)

Daredevil, by Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto (Marvel)

The Dreaming, by Simon Spurrier, Bilquis Evely et al. (DC)

Immortal Hulk, by Al Ewing, Joe Bennett, and Ruy José et al. (Marvel)

 

Best Limited Series

Winner: Little Bird by Darcy Van Poelgeest and Ian Bertram (Image)

Our Nominee: Little Bird by Darcy Van Poelgeest and Ian Bertram (Image)

Nominees:

Ascender, by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen (Image)

Ghost Tree, by Bobby Curnow and Simon Gane (IDW)

 Little Bird by Darcy Van Poelgeest and Ian Bertram (Image)

 Naomi by Brian Michael Bendis, David Walker, and Jamal Campbell (DC)

 Sentient, by Jeff Lemire and Gabriel Walta (TKO)

 

Best New Series

Winner: Invisible Kingdom, by G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward (Berger Books/Dark Horse)

Our Nominee: Once & Future, by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora (BOOM! Studios)

Nominations:

 Doctor Doom, by Christopher Cantwell and Salvador Larocca (Marvel)

Invisible Kingdom, by G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward (Berger Books/Dark Horse)

 Once & Future, by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora (BOOM! Studios)

 Something Is Killing the Children, by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera (BOOM! Studios)

 Undiscovered Country, by Scott Snyder, Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli, and Daniele Orlandini (Image)

 

Best Graphic Album—New

Winner: Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden (First Second/Macmillan)

Our Nominee: New World, by David Jesus Vignolli (Archaia/BOOM!)

Nominations:

Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden (First Second/Macmillan)

Bezimena, by Nina Bunjevac (Fantagraphics)

 BTTM FDRS, by Ezra Claytan Daniels and Ben Passmore (Fantagraphics)

 Life on the Moon, by Robert Grossman (Yoe Books/IDW)

 New World, by David Jesus Vignolli (Archaia/BOOM!)

 Reincarnation Stories, by Kim Deitch (Fantagraphics)

 

Best Writer

Winner: Mariko Tamaki, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass (DC); Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me (First Second/Macmillan); Archie (Archie)

Our Nominee: Chip Zdarsky, White Trees (Image); Daredevil, Spider-Man: Life Story (Marvel); Afterlift (comiXology Originals)

Nominations:

Bobby Curnow, Ghost Tree (IDW)

MK Reed and Greg Means, Penny Nichols (Top Shelf)

 Mariko Tamaki, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass (DC); Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me (First Second/Macmillan); Archie (Archie)

Lewis Trondheim, Stay (MagnetiPress); Maggy Garrisson (SelfMadeHero)

 G. Willow Wilson, Invisible Kingdom (Berger Books/Dark Horse); Ms. Marvel (Marvel)

 Chip Zdarsky, White Trees (Image); Daredevil, Spider-Man: Life Story (Marvel); Afterlift (comiXology Originals)

 

Best Writer/Artist

Winner: Raina Telgemeier, Guts (Scholastic Graphix)

Our Nominee: Tillie Walden, Are You Listening? (First Second/Macmillan)

Nominations:

Nina Bunjevac, Bezimena (Fantagraphics)

 Mira Jacob, Good Talk (Random House); “The Menopause” in The Believer (June 1, 2019)

Keum Suk Gendry-Kim, Grass (Drawn & Quarterly)

James Stokoe, Sobek (Shortbox)

 Raina Telgemeier, Guts (Scholastic Graphix)

 Tillie Walden, Are You Listening? (First Second/Macmillan)

 

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team

Winner: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me (First Second/Macmillan)

Our Nominee: Ian Bertram, Little Bird (Image)

Nominations:

 Ian Bertram, Little Bird (Image)

 Colleen Doran, Snow, Glass, Apples (Dark Horse)

 Bilquis Evely, The Dreaming (DC)

 Simon Gane, Ghost Tree (IDW)

 Steve Pugh, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass (DC)

 Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me (First Second/Macmillan)

 

Best Painter/Digital Artist

Winner: Christian Ward, Invisible Kingdom (Berger Books/Dark Horse)

Our Nominee: David Mack, Cover (DC)

Nominations:

Didier Cassegrain, Black Water Lilies (Europe Comics)

 Alexandre Clarisse, Diabolical Summer (IDW)

 David Mack, Cover (DC)

 Léa Mazé, Elma, A Bear’s Life, vol. 1: The Great Journey (Europe Comics)

 Julie Rocheleau, Wrath of Fantômas (Titan)

 Christian Ward, Invisible Kingdom (Berger Books/Dark Horse)

 

Best Cover Artist

Winner: Emma Rios, Pretty Deadly (Image)

Our Nominee: David Mack, American Gods, Fight Club 3 (Dark Horse); Cover (DC)

Nominations:

 Jen Bartel, Blackbird  (Image Comics)

 Francesco Francavilla, Archie, Archie 1955, Archie Vs. Predator II, (Archie)

David Mack, American Gods, Fight Club 3 (Dark Horse); Cover (DC)

 Emma Rios, Pretty Deadly (Image)

 Julian Totino Tedesco, Daredevil (Marvel)

 Christian Ward, Machine Gun Wizards (Dark Horse), Invisible Kingdom (Berger Books/Dark Horse)

 

Best Coloring

Winner: Dave Stewart, Black Hammer, B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know, Hellboy and the BPRD (Dark Horse); Gideon Falls (Image); Silver Surfer Black, Spider-Man (Marvel)

Our Nominee: Dave Stewart, Black Hammer, B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know, Hellboy and the BPRD (Dark Horse); Gideon Falls (Image); Silver Surfer Black, Spider-Man (Marvel)

Nominations:

 Lorena Alvarez, Hicotea (Nobrow)

 Jean-Francois Beaulieu, Middlewest, Outpost Zero (Image)

 Matt Hollingsworth, Batman: Curse of the White Knight, Batman White Knight Presents Von Freeze (DC); Little Bird, November (Image)

 Molly Mendoza, Skip (Nobrow)

 Dave Stewart, Black Hammer, B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know, Hellboy and the BPRD (Dark Horse); Gideon Falls (Image); Silver Surfer Black, Spider-Man (Marvel)

 

Best Lettering

Winner: Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo (IDW)

Our Nominee: Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo (IDW)

Nominations:

 Deron Bennett, Batgirl, Green Arrow, Justice League, Martian Manhunter (DC); Canto (IDW); Assassin Nation, Excellence (Skybound/Image); To Drink and To Eat, vol. 1 (Lion Forge); Resonant (Vault)

 Jim Campbell, Black BadgeCoda (BOOM Studios); Giant DaysLumberjanes: The Shape of Friendship (BOOM Box!); Rocko’s Modern Afterlife  (KaBOOM!); At the End of Your Tether (Lion Forge); Blade Runner 2019 (Titan); Mall, The Plot, Wasted Space (Vault)

 Clayton Cowles, Aquaman, Batman, Batman and the Outsiders, Heroes in Crisis, Superman: Up in the Sky, Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen (DC); Bitter Root, Pretty Deadly, Moonstruck, Redlands, The Wicked + The Divine (Image); Reaver  (Skybound/Image); Daredevil, Ghost-Spider, Silver Surfer Black, Superior Spider-Man, Venom (Marvel)

Emilie Plateau, Colored: The Unsung Life of Claudette Colvin(Europe Comics)

 Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo (IDW)

 Tillie Walden, Are You Listening? (First Second/Macmillan)

 

Best Comics-Related Book

Winner:  (Drawn & Quarterly)

Our Nominee: Making Comics, by Lynda Barry (Drawn & Quarterly)

Nominations:

 The Art of Nothing: 25 Years of Mutts and the Art of Patrick McDonnell (Abrams)

 The Book of Weirdo, by Jon B. Cooke (Last Gasp)

 Grunt: The Art and Unpublished Comics of James Stokoe (Dark Horse)

 Logo a Gogo: Branding Pop Culture, by Rian Hughes (Korero Press)

 Making Comics, by Lynda Barry (Drawn & Quarterly)

 Screwball! The Cartoonists Who Made the Funnies Funny, by Paul Tumey (Library of American Comics/IDW)

 

Best Digital Comic

Winner: Afterlift, by Chip Zdarsky and Jason Loo (comiXology Originals)

Our Nominee: Afterlift, by Chip Zdarsky and Jason Loo (comiXology Originals)

Nominations:

 Afterlift, by Chip Zdarsky and Jason Loo (comiXology Originals)

 Black Water Lilies, by Michel Bussi, adapted by Frédéric Duval and Didier Cassegrain, translated by Edward Gauvin (Europe Comics)

 Colored: The Unsung Life of Claudette Colvin, by Tania de Montaigne, adapted by Emilie Plateau, translated by Montana Kane (Europe Comics)

 Elma, A Bear’s Life, vol. 1: The Great Journey, by Ingrid Chabbert and Léa Mazé, translated by Jenny Aufiery (Europe Comics)

 Mare Internum, by Der-shing Helmer (comiXology; gumroad.com/l/MIPDF)

 Tales from Behind the Window, by Edanur Kuntman, translated by Cem Ulgen (Europe Comics)

 

Best Webcomic

Winner: Fried Rice Comic, by Erica Eng 

Our Nominee: reMIND, by Jason Brubaker

Nominations:

Cabramatta, by Matt Huynh http://believermag.com/cabramatta/

 

 Chuckwagon at the End of the World, by Erik Lundy https://hollowlegcomics.tumblr.com/chuckwagon 

 

 The Eyes, by Javi de Castro

https://www.javidecastro.com/theeyes

Fried Rice Comic, by Erica Eng https://friedricecomic.tumblr.com

reMIND, by Jason Brubaker

https://is.gd/T7rafM

Third Shift Society, by Meredith Moriarty  https://www.webtoons.com/en/supernatural/third-shift-society/list?title_no=1703

 

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