Ieri, nell’ambito del ComicCon di San Diego, si sono tenute le premiazioni per gli Eisner Award : per chi non lo sapesse, si tratta del “premio Oscar dei fumetti”, per farla breve.
Assegnati da una giuria di tecnici, da quasi 30 anni ormai questi premi sono un ottimo spunto per vedere cosa c’è di nuovo nel panorama fumettistico americano (anche se in teoria non dovrebbero limitarsi solo a quello ma… si sa, gli americani sono fatti così)


Ecco quindi la lista, divisa per categorie: in grassetto trovate il vincitore (seguito, in ordinie puramente casuale, dalle altre nomination)


Eisner Award 2015: i vincitori

Best Short Story

“When the Darkness Presses,” by Emily Carroll

“Beginning’s End,” by Rina Ayuyang,

“Corpse on the Imjin!” by Peter Kuper, in Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World (Simon & Schuster)

“Rule Number One,” by Lee Bermejo, in Batman Black and White #3 (DC)

“The Sound of One Hand Clapping,” by Max Landis & Jock, in Adventures of Superman #14 (DC)


Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)

Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers, by Evan Dorkin & Jill Thompson (Dark Horse)

Astro City #16: “Wish I May” by Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson (Vertigo/DC)

Madman in Your Face 3D Special, by Mike Allred (Image)

The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1, by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely (DC)

Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration #1(Marvel)


Best Continuing Series

Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (Image)

Astro City, by Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson (Vertigo)

Bandette, by Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover (Monkeybrain)

Hawkeye, by Matt Fraction & David Aja (Marvel)

Southern Bastards, by Jason Aaron & Jason Latour (Image)

The Walking Dead, by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, & Stefano Gaudiano (Image/Skybound)


Best Limited Series

Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, by Eric Shanower & Garbriel Rodriguez (IDW)

Daredevil: Road Warrior, by Mark Waid & Peter Krause(Marvel Infinite Comics)

The Private Eye, by Brian K. Vaughan & Marcos Martin (Panel Syndicate)

The Multiversity, by Grant Morrison et al. (DC)

The Sandman: Overture, by Neil Gaiman & J. H. Williams III (Vertigo/DC)


Best New Series

Lumberjanes, by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, & Brooke A. Allen (BOOM! Box)

The Fade Out, by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips (Image)

Ms. Marvel, by G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona (Marvel)

Rocket Raccoon, by Skottie Young (Marvel)

The Wicked + The Divine, by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie (Image)


Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7)

The Zoo Box, by Ariel Cohn & Aron Nels Steinke (First Second)

A Cat Named Tim And Other Stories, by John Martz (Koyama Press)

Hello Kitty, Hello 40: A Celebration in 40 Stories, edited by Traci N. Todd & Elizabeth Kawasaki(VIZ)

BirdCatDog, by Lee Nordling & Meritxell Bosch (Lerner/Graphic Universe)

Mermin, Book 3: Deep Dives, by Joey Weiser (Oni)



Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12)

El Deafo, by Cece Bell (Amulet/Abrams)

Batman Li’l Gotham, vol. 2, by Derek Fridolfs & Dustin Nguyen (DC)

Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, by Eric Shanower & Gabriel Rodriguez(IDW)

Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse, by Art Baltazar & Franco (DC)

I Was the Cat, by Paul Tobin & Benjamin Dewey (Oni)

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)

Lumberjanes, by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, & Brooke A. Allen (BOOM! Box)

Doomboy, by Tony Sandoval (Magnetic Press)

The Dumbest Idea Ever, by Jimmy Gownley (Graphix/Scholastic)

Meteor Men, by Jeff Parker & Sandy Jarrell (Oni)

The Shadow Hero, by Gene Luen Yang & Sonny Liew (First Second)

The Wrenchies, by Farel Dalrymple (First Second)


Best Humor Publication

The Complete Cul de Sac, by Richard Thompson (Andrews McMeel)

Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats. by Jim Benton (NBM)

Groo vs. Conan, by Sergio Aragonés, Mark Evanier, & Tom Yeates (Dark Horse)

Rocket Raccoon, by Skottie Young (Marvel)

Superior Foes of Spider-Man, by Nick Spencer & Steve Lieber (Marvel)


Best Digital/Web Comic

The Private Eye by Brian Vaughan & Marcos Martin

Bandette, by Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover, Monkeybrain/

The Last Mechanical Monster, by Brian Fies

Failing Sky by Dax Tran-Caffee

Nimona, by Noelle Stephenson,



Best Anthology

Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, edited by Josh O’Neill, Andrew Carl, & Chris Stevens (Locust Moon)

Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It, editedby Ann Ishii, Chip Kidd, & Graham Kolbeins (Fantagraphics)

In the Dark: A Horror Anthology, edited by Rachel Deering (Tiny Behemoth Press/IDW)

Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World, edited by Monte Beauchamp (Simon & Schuster)

To End All Wars: The Graphic Anthology of The First World War, edited by Jonathan Clode & John Stuart Clark (Soaring Penguin)


Best Reality-Based Work

Hip Hop Family Tree, vol. 2, by Ed Piskor (Fantagraphics)

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast (Bloomsbury)

Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories, by MariNaomi (2d Cloud/Uncivilized Books)

El Deafo, by Cece Bell (Amulet/Abrams)

Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood, by Nathan Hale(Abrams)

To End All Wars: The Graphic Anthology of The First World War,edited by Jonathan Clode & John Stuart Clark (Soaring Penguin)


Best Graphic Album—New

This One Summer, by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki (First Second)

The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil, by Stephen Collins (Picador)

Here, by Richard McGuire (Pantheon)

Kill My Mother, by Jules Feiffer (Liveright)

The Motherless Oven, by Rob Davis (SelfMadeHero)

Seconds, by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Ballantine Books)


Best Graphic Album—Reprint

Through the Woods, by Emily Carroll (McElderry Books)

Dave Dorman’s Wasted Lands Omnibus (Magnetic Press)

How to Be Happy, by Eleanor Davis (Fantagraphics)

Jim, by Jim Woodring (Fantagraphics)

Sock Monkey Treasury, by Tony Millionaire (Fantagraphics)


Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips (at least 20 years old)

Winsor McCay’s Complete Little Nemo, edited by Alexander Braun(TASCHEN)

Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Tarzan: The Sunday Comics, 1933–1935, by Hal Foster, edited by Brendan Wright (Dark Horse)

Moomin: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition, by Tove Jansson, edited by Tom Devlin(Drawn & Quarterly)

Pogo, vol. 3: Evidence to the Contrary, by Walt Kelly, edited by Carolyn Kelly & Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics)

Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse, vols. 5-6, by Floyd Gottfredson, edited by David Gerstein & Gary Groth (Fantagraphics)


Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books (at least 20 Years Old)

Steranko Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)

The Complete ZAP Comix Box Set, edited by Gary Groth, with Mike Catron(Fantagraphics)

Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: Trail of the Unicorn, by Carl Barks, edited by Gary Groth (Fantagraphics)

Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Son of the Son, by Don Rosa, edited by David Gerstein (Fantagraphics)

Walt Kelly’s Pogo: The Complete Dell Comics, vols. 1–2, edited by Daniel Herman(Hermes)

Witzend, by Wallace Wood et al., edited by Gary Groth, with Mike Catron (Fantagraphics)


Best U.S. Edition of International Material

Blacksad: Amarillo, by Juan Díaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido (Dark Horse)

Beautiful Darkness, by Fabien Vehlmann & Kerascoët (Drawn & Quarterly)

Corto Maltese: Under the Sign of Capricorn, by Hugo Pratt (IDW/Euro Comics)

Jaybird, by Lauri & Jaakko Ahonen (Dark Horse/SAF)

The Leaning Girl, by Benoît Peeters & François Schuiten (Alaxis Press)


Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia

Showa 1939–1955 and Showa 1944–1953: A History of Japan, by Shigeru Mizuki (Drawn & Quarterly)

All You Need Is Kill, by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Ryosuke Takeuchi, Takeshi Obata & yoshitoshi ABe (VIZ)

In Clothes Called Fat, by Moyoco Anno (Vertical)

Master Keaton, vol 1, by Naoki Urasawa, Hokusei Katsushika, & Takashi Nagasaki (VIZ)

One-Punch Man, by One & Yusuke Murata (VIZ)

Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki, by Mamoru Hosoda & Yu(Yen Press)


Best Writer

Gene Luen Yang, Avatar: The Last Airbender (Dark Horse); The Shadow Hero (First Second)

Jason Aaron, Original Sin, Thor, Men of Wrath (Marvel); Southern Bastards (Image)

Kelly Sue DeConnick, Captain Marvel (Marvel); Pretty Deadly (Image)

Grant Morrison, The Multiversity (DC); Annihilator (Legendary Comics)

Brian K. Vaughan, Saga (Image); Private Eye (Panel Syndicate)

G. Willow Wilson, Ms. Marvel (Marvel)



Best Writer/Artist

Raina Telgemeier, Sisters (Graphix/Scholastic)

Sergio Aragonés, Sergio Aragonés Funnies (Bongo); Groo vs. Conan (Dark Horse)

Charles Burns, Sugar Skull (Pantheon)

Stephen Collins, The Giant Beard That Was Evil (Picador)

Richard McGuire, Here (Pantheon)

Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo: Senso, Usagi Yojimbo Color Special: The Artist (Dark Horse)



Best Penciller/Inker

Fiona Staples, Saga (Image)

Adrian Alphona, Ms. Marvel (Marvel)

Mike Allred, Silver Surfer (Marvel); Madman in Your Face 3D Special (Image)

Frank Quitely, Multiversity (DC)

François Schuiten, The Leaning Girl (Alaxis Press)

Babs Tarr, Batgirl (DC)


Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)

J. H. Williams III, The Sandman: Overture (Vertigo/DC)

Lauri & Jaakko Ahonen, Jaybird (Dark Horse)

Colleen Coover, Bandette (Monkeybrain)

Mike Del Mundo, Elektra (Marvel)

Juanjo Guarnido, Blacksad: Amarillo (Dark Horse)



Best Cover Artist

Darwyn Cooke, DC Comics Darwyn Cooke Month Variant Covers (DC)

Mike Del Mundo, Elektra, X-Men: Legacy, A+X, Dexter, Dexter Down Under (Marvel)

Francesco Francavilla,Afterlife with Archie (Archie); Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight(Dark Horse); The Twilight Zone, Django/Zorro (Dynamite);X-Files (IDW)

Jamie McKelvie/Matthew Wilson, The Wicked + The Divine (Image); Ms. Marvel (Marvel)

Phil Noto, Black Widow (Marvel)

Alex Ross, Astro City (Vertigo/DC); Batman 66: The Lost Episode, Batman 66 Meets Green Hornet (DC/Dynamite)


Best Coloring

Dave Stewart, Hellboy in Hell, BPRD, Abe Sapien, Baltimore, Lobster Johnson, Witchfinder, Shaolin Cowboy, Aliens: Fire and Stone, DHP (Dark Horse)

Matthew Wilson, Adventures of Superman (DC); The Wicked + The Divine (Image), Daredevil, Thor (Marvel)

Laura Allred, Silver Surfer (Marvel); Madman in Your Face 3D Special (Image)

Nelson Daniel, Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, Judge Dredd, Wild Blue Yonder (IDW)

Lovern Kindzierski, The Graveyard Book, vols. 1-2 (Harper)

Matthew Petz, The Leg (Top Shelf)



Best Lettering

Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo: Senso, Usagi Yojimbo Color Special: The Artist (Dark Horse)

Joe Caramagna, Ms. Marvel, Daredevil (Marvel)

Todd Klein, Fables, The Sandman: Overture, The Unwritten(Vertigo/DC); Nemo: The Roses of Berlin (Top Shelf)

Max, Vapor (Fantagraphics)

Jack Morelli, Afterlife with Archie, Archie, Betty and Veronica, etc. (Archie)



Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism

Comics Alliance, edited by Andy Khouri, Caleb Goellner, Andrew Wheeler, & Joe Hughes,

Alter Ego, edited by Roy Thomas (TwoMorrows)

Comic Book Creator, edited by Jon B. Cooke (TwoMorrows)

Comic Book Resources, edited by Jonah Weiland, edited by Dan Nadel & Timothy Hodler (Fantagraphics)


Best Comics-Related Book

Genius Animated: The Cartoon Art of Alex Toth, vol. 3, by Dean Mullaney & Bruce Canwell(IDW/LOAC)

Comics Through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas (4 vols.), edited by M. Keith Booker (ABC-CLIO)

Creeping Death from Neptune: The Life and Comics of Basil Wolverton, by Greg Sadowski (Fantagraphics)

What Fools These Mortals Be: The Story of Puck, by Michael Alexander Kahn & Richard Samuel West (IDW/LOAC)

75 Years of Marvel Comics: From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen, by Roy Thomas & Josh Baker (TASCHEN)


Best Scholarly/Academic Work

Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews, edited by Sarah Lightman (McFarland)

American Comics, Literary Theory, and Religion: The Superhero Afterlife, by A. David Lewis (Palgrave Macmillan)

Considering Watchmen: Poetics, Property, Politics, by Andrew Hoberek (Rutgers University Press)

Funnybooks: The Improbable Glories of the Best American Comic Books, by Michael Barrier (University of California Press)

The Origins of Comics: From William Hogarth to Winsor McCay, by Thierry Smolderen, tr. by Bart Beaty & Nick Nguyen (University Press of Mississippi)

Wide Awake in Slumberland: Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art of Winsor McCay, by Katherine Roeder (University Press of Mississippi)


Best Publication Design

Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, designed by Jim Rugg(Locust Moon)

Batman: Kelley Jones Gallery Edition, designed by Josh Beatman/Brainchild Studios (Graphitti/DC)

The Complete ZAP Comix Box Set, designed by Tony Ong(Fantagraphics)

Street View, designed by Pascal Rabate (NBM/Comics Lit)

Winsor McCay’s Complete Little Nemo, designed by Anna Tina Kessler(TASCHEN)

Eisner Award 2015, i vincitori


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