Comics Creators

Eisner Awards 2015!!


I have to say, this is quite a strong list.

I copied & pasted the categories I have an answer for, but there are more in the link!

I bolded my choices–Best Writer was tough! Could’ve given it Morrison, Aaron, Vaughan, or Wilson, but I gave it to DeConnick for how esoteric, haunting, weird, and lofty the dialogue/writing is in Pretty Deadly–that was a combination neither of the others offered this year, which isn’t surprising since Pretty Deadly is such an idiosyncratic book, in both writing and art. Speaking of which, Emma Rios should have nominated.

What are your picks?

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)
Astro City #16: “Wish I May” by Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson (Vertigo/DC)
Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers, by Evan Dorkin & Jill Thompson (Dark Horse)
Madman in Your Face 3D Special, by Mike Allred (Image)
Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration #1 (Marvel)
The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1, by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely (DC)

Best Continuing Series
Astro City, by Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson (Vertigo)
Bandette, by Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover (Monkeybrain)
Hawkeye, by Matt Fraction & David Aja (Marvel)
Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (Image)
Southern Bastards, by Jason Aaron & Jason Latour (Image)
The Walking Dead, by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, & Stefano Gaudiano (Image/Skybound)

Best Limited Series
Daredevil: Road Warrior, by Mark Waid & Peter Krause (Marvel Infinite Comics)
Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, by Eric Shanower & Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
The Multiversity, by Grant Morrison et al. (DC)
The Private Eye, by Brian K. Vaughan & Marcos Martin (Panel Syndicate)
The Sandman: Overture, by Neil Gaiman & J. H. Williams III (Vertigo/DC)

Best New Series
The Fade Out, by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips (Image)
Lumberjanes, by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, & Brooke A. Allen (BOOM! Box)
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 Teens (ages 13-17)
Doomboy, by Tony Sandoval (Magnetic Press)
The Dumbest Idea Ever, by Jimmy Gownley (Graphix/Scholastic)
Lumberjanes, by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, & Brooke A. Allen (BOOM! Box)
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 Digital/Web Comic
Bandette, by Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover, Monkeybrain/ (link is external)
Failing Sky by Dax Tran-Caffee, (link is external)
The Last Mechanical Monster, by Brian Fies, (link is external)
Nimona, by Noelle Stephenson, (link is external)
The Private Eye by Brian Vaughan & Marcos Martin (link is external)

Best Graphic Album—Reprint
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)
Through the Woods, by Emily Carroll (McElderry Books)

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

Best Penciller/Inker
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)
Fiona Staples, Saga (Image)
Babs Tarr, Batgirl (DC)

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 Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism
Alter Ego, edited by Roy Thomas (TwoMorrows)
Comic Book Creator, edited by Jon B. Cooke (TwoMorrows)
Comic Book Resources, edited by Jonah Weiland, (link is external)
Comics Alliance, edited by Andy Khouri, Caleb Goellner, Andrew Wheeler, & Joe Hughes, (link is external), (link is external) edited by Dan Nadel & Timothy Hodler (Fantagraphics)


There are too many categories where I haven’t read a single thing. So all I can do is pick Astro City for everything where its eligible, and Multiversity in a couple of others where it isn’t.

Interesting to note that while Marvel manage a nomination in almost every category, DC only manage one, for best penciller/inker (and then it’s not one of their “big names”).


Maybe I am reading this list wrong, David, but DC and Marvel look pretty equal. Two Multiversity titles and Grant Morrison are nominated as well as the Batgirl penciller. Cooke’s variant covers are DC. Astro City, Sandman Overture and Batman 66 are all 1/2 DC.


You’re right, of course. I was thinking mainstream DCU, but DC does a lot more than that.


Even a broken clock is right twice a day…

Unless it is a digital clock but I know that you and I don’t believe in those.:grin:


Why doesn’t it mention Bitch Planet in Kelly Sue’s writing credits? Seems like a weird ommission.


It’s for books that came out in 2014. Bitch Planet hadn’t started.


The Image website says the first issue came out in December though.


I think one issue would be tough to garner a nom, unless it was a standalone, like Pax Americana (which even still, is double-sized).


I get that point. I’m not saying that she should get nominated for it, just that it isn’t credited as a book that she has written in her best writer nomination.