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Image Comics Congratulates Eisner Award Winners

 

 

From Image Comics—

Image Comics creators honored with five awards

Image Comics is pleased to congratulate all the winners of this year’s Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.

New York Times bestselling, multiple award winning writer and co-creator Brian K. Vaughan won Best Writer for his work on SAGA and PAPER GIRLS.

New York Times bestselling, multiple award winning artist and co-creator of SAGA Fiona Staples took home two awards last night for her work on the series—Best Cover Artist and Best Penciler/Inker: Individual or Team.

Matt Wilson was honored with the Best Coloring award for his work on such series as CRY HAVOC, PAPER GIRLS, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE.

The Best Continuing Series award went to SAGA.

The Will Eisner Comic Industry awards are voted on by comics industry members and the awards ceremony is held in conjunction with San Diego Comic-Con International every year.

 

FULL LIST OF IMAGE COMICS EISNER 2017 NOMINATIONS:

Best Short Story:  

  • “Monday,” by W. Maxwell Prince and John Amor (from ONE WEEK IN THE LIBRARY)
  • “Mostly Saturn,” by Michael DeForge (from ISLAND #8)

Best Single Issue/One-Shot:  

  • CRIMINAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips

Best Continuing Series:  

  • KILL OR BE KILLED, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips  
  • PAPER GIRLS, by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang  
  • SAGA, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Best Publication for Teens:  

  • MONSTRESS, by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

Best Anthology:  

  • ISLAND MAGAZINE, edited by Brandon Graham and Emma Ríos

Best Writer:  

  • Ed Brubaker, for CRIMINAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, KILL OR BE KILLED, VELVET
  • Brian K. Vaughan, for PAPER GIRLS, SAGA  
  • Max Landis, for GREEN VALLEY (Image/Skybound, shared nomination)
  • Jeff Lemire, for DESCENDER, PLUTONA (shared nomination)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist:

  • Sana Takeda, for MONSTRESS

Best Penciler/Inker or Penciler/Inker Team:

  • Fiona Staples, for SAGA

Best Coloring:  

  • Elizabeth Breitweiser, for CRIMINAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, KILL OR BE KILLED, VELVET, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA (Image/Skybound)
  • Jean-Francois Beaulieu, for GREEN VALLEY (Image/Skybound)
  • Matt Wilson, for CRY HAVOC, PAPER GIRLS, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE (shared nomination)

Best Cover Artist:  

  • Sean Phillips, for CRIMINAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, KILL OR BE KILLED
  • Fiona Staples, for SAGA  
  • Sana Takeda, for MONSTRESS

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