The 2014 Will Eisner Comedian Business Honors ceremony befell Friday twenty fifth July within the Indigo Ballroom on the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, as a part of San Diego Comedian-Con. It was an excellent night time for Saga, Hawkeye, and the Hernandez brothers. Presenters included Orlando Jones, Reginald Hudlin, Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick, Sergio Aragonés, Phil LaMarr, and Kevin Eastman. ComicsAlliance has a full record of winners, in addition to the opposite nominees in every class.

Finest Quick Story

“Untitled,” by Gilbert Hernandez, in Love and Rockets: New Tales #6 (Fantagraphics)

Additionally nominated:

“Go Owls,” by Adrian Tomine, in Optic Nerve #13 (Drawn & Quarterly)

“Mars to Keep,” by Brett Lewis and Cliff Chiang, in Witching Hour (DC)

“Seaside House,” by Josh Simmons, in Behavior #1 (Oily)

“When Your Home Is Burning Down, You Ought to Brush Your Enamel,” by Matthew Inman,

Finest Single Subject (or One-Shot)

Hawkeye #11: “Pizza Is My Enterprise,” by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel) (PIZZA DOG!!!)

Additionally nominated:

Demeter, by Becky Cloonan (self-published)

Love and Rockets: New Tales #6, by Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez (Fantagraphics)

Viewotron #2, by Sam Sharpe (self-published)

Watson and Holmes #6, by Brandon Easton, and N. Steven Harris (New Paradigm Studios)

Finest Persevering with Sequence

Saga, by Brian Ok. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Picture)

Additionally nominated:

East of West, by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta (Picture)

Hawkeye, by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel)

Nowhere Males, by Eric Stephenson and Nate Bellegarde (Picture)

Intercourse Criminals, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky (Picture)

Finest Restricted Sequence

The Wake, by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy (Vertigo/DC)

Additionally nominated:

The Black Beetle: No Manner Out, by Francesco Francavilla (Darkish Horse)

Colder, by Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra (Darkish Horse)

47 Ronin, by Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai (Darkish Horse)

Trillium, by Jeff Lemire (Vertigo/DC)

Finest New Sequence

Intercourse Criminals, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky (Picture)

Additionally nominated:

Excessive Crimes, by Christopher Sebela and Ibrahim Moustafa (Monkeybrain)

Lazarus, by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark (Picture)

Rat Queens, by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch (Picture/Shadowline)

Watson and Holmes, by Karl Bollers, Rick Leonardi, Paul Mendoza et al. (New Paradigm Studios)

Finest Publication for Early Readers (as much as age 7)

Itty Bitty Hellboy, by Artwork Baltazar and Franco (Darkish Horse)

Additionally nominated:

Benjamin Bear in Shiny Concepts, by Philippe Coudray (TOON Books)

The Huge Moist Balloon, by Liniers (TOON Books)

Odd Duck, by Cecil Castellucci and Sara Varon (First Second)

Otto’s Backwards Day, by Frank Cammuso (with Jay Lynch) (TOON Books)

Finest Publication for Youngsters (ages 8-12)

The Adventures of Superhero Woman, by Religion Erin Hicks (Darkish Horse)

Additionally nominated:

Hilda and the Chicken Parade, by Luke Pearson (Nobrow)

Jane, the Fox, and Me, by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault (Groundwood)

The Misplaced Boy, by Greg Ruth (Graphix/Scholastic)

Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard, vol. 2, edited by David Petersen, Paul Morrissey, and Rebecca Taylor (Archaia/BOOM!)

Star Wars: Jedi Academy, by Jeffrey Brown (Scholastic)

Finest Publication for Teenagers (ages 13-17)

Battling Boy, by Paul Pope (First Second)

Additionally nominated:

Bluffton: My Summers with Buster, by Matt Phelan (Candlewick)

Boxers and Saints, by Gene Luen Yang (First Second)

Canines of Conflict, by Sheila Keenan and Nathan Fox (Graphix/Scholastic)

March (E book One), by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (High Shelf)

Templar, by Jordan Mechner, LeUyen Pham, and Alex Puviland (First Second)

Finest Humor Publication

Vader’s Little Princess, by Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle)

Additionally nominated:

The Adventures of Superhero Woman, by Religion Erin Hicks (Darkish Horse)

The Complete Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes and Rob Davis (SelfMadeHero)

The (True!) Historical past of Artwork, by Sylvain Coissard and Alexis Lemoine (SelfMadeHero)

You’re All Simply Jealous of My Jetpack, by Tom Gauld (Drawn & Quarterly)

Finest Anthology

Darkish Horse Presents, edited by Mike Richardson (Darkish Horse)

Additionally nominated:

Nobrow #8: Hysteria, edited by Sam Arthur and Alex Spiro (Nobrow)

Outlaw Territory, edited by Michael Woods (Picture)

Smoke Sign, edited by Gabe Fowler (Desert Island)

Thrilling Journey Hour, by Ben Acker, Ben Blacker et al. (Archaia/BOOM!)

Finest Digital/Webcomic

The Oatmeal by Matthew Inman,

Additionally nominated:

Because the Crow Flies, by Melanie Gillman,

Failing Sky, by Dax Tran-Caffee,

Excessive Crimes, by Christopher Sebela and Ibrahim Moustafa (Monkeybrain),

The Final Mechanical Monster, by Brian Fies,

Finest Actuality-Primarily based Work

The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story, by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson, and Kyle Baker (M Press/Darkish Horse)

Additionally nominated:

A Bag of Marbles, by Joseph Joffo, Kris, and Vincent Bailly (Graphic Universe/Lerner)

Hip Hop Household Tree, vol. 1, by Ed Piskor (Fantagraphics)

March (E book One), by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (High Shelf)

Right this moment Is the Final Day of the Remainder of Your Life, by Ulli Lust (Fantagraphics)

Girl Insurgent: The Margaret Sanger Story, by Peter Bagge (Drawn & Quarterly)

Finest Graphic Album—New

The Property, by Rutu Modan (Drawn & Quarterly)

Additionally nominated:

Bluffton: My Summers with Buster, by Matt Phelan (Candlewick)

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth, by Isabel Greenberg (Little, Brown)

Good Canine, by Graham Chaffee (Fantagraphics)

Homesick by Jason Walz (Tinto Press)

Conflict Brothers, by Sharon McKay and Daniel LaFrance (Annick Press)

Finest Adaptation from One other Medium

Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground, by Donald Westlake, tailored by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)

Additionally nominated:

The Citadel, by Franz Kafka, tailored by David Zane Mairowitz and Jaromír 99 (SelfMadeHero)

The Full Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes, tailored by by Rob Davis (SelfMadeHero)

Django Unchained, tailored by Quentin Tarantino, Reginald Hudlin, R. M. Guéra et al. (DC/Vertigo)

The Unusual Story of Panorama Island, by Edogawa Rampo, tailored by Suehiro Maruo (Final Gasp)

Finest Graphic Album—Reprint

RASL, by Jeff Smith (Cartoon Books)

Additionally nominated:

The Creep, by John Arcudi and Jonathan Case (Darkish Horse)

Hand-Drying in America and Different Tales, by Ben Katchor (Pantheon)

Heck, by Zander Cannon (High Shelf)

Julio’s Day, by Gilbert Hernandez (Fantagraphics)

Solo: The Deluxe Version, edited by Mark Chiarello (DC)

Finest Archival Assortment/Venture—Strips

Tarzan: The Full Russ Manning Newspaper Strips, vol. 1, edited by Dean Mullaney (LOAC/IDW)

Additionally nominated:

Barnaby, vol. 1, by Crockett Johnson, edited by Philip Nel and Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics)

Percy Crosby’s Skippy Day by day Comics, vol. 2: 1928–1930, edited by Jared Gardner and Dean Mullaney (LOAC/IDW)

Prince Valiant vols. 6-7, by Hal Foster, edited by Kim Thompson (Fantagraphics)

Society Is Nix: Gleeful Anarchy on the Daybreak of the American Comedian Strip, edited by Peter Maresca (Sunday Press)

VIP: The Mad World of Virgil Partch, edited by Jonathan Barli (Fantagraphics)

Finest Archival Assortment/Venture—Comedian Books

Will Certainly Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Version, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)

Additionally nominated:

Better of EC Artist’s Version, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)

Canteen Kate, by Matt Baker (Canton Avenue Press)

Within the Days of the Mob, by Jack Kirby (DC)

MAD Artist’s Version, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)

Finest U.S. Version of Worldwide Materials

Goddam This Conflict! by Jacques Tardi and Jean-Pierre Verney (Fantagraphics)

Additionally nominated:

Adventures of a Japanese Businessman, by Jose Domingo (Nobrow)

Incidents within the Night time, E book One, by David B. (Uncivilized Books)

Right this moment Is the Final Day of the Remainder of Your Life, by Ulli Lust (Fantagraphics)

When David Misplaced His Voice, by Judith Vanistendael (SelfMadeHero)

Finest U.S. Version of Worldwide Materials—Asia

The Mysterious Underground Males, by Osamu Tezuka (PictureBox)

Additionally nominated:

The Coronary heart of Thomas, by Moto Hagio (Fantagraphics)

Showa: A Historical past of Japan, 1926–1939, by Shigeru Mizuki (Drawn & Quarterly)

Summit of the Gods, vol. 4, by Yemmakura Baku and Jiro Taniguchi (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)

Utsubora: The Story of a Novelist, by Asumiko Nakamura (Vertical)

Finest Author

Brian Ok. Vaughan, Saga (Picture)

Additionally nominated:

Kelly Sue DeConnick, Fairly Lethal (Picture); Captain Marvel (Marvel)

Matt Fraction, Intercourse Criminals (Picture); Hawkeye, Improbable 4, FF (Marvel)

Jonathan Hickman, East of West, The Manhattan Tasks (Picture); Avengers, Infinity (Marvel)

Eric Stephenson, Nowhere Males (Picture)

Finest Author/Artist

Jaime Hernandez, Love and Rockets New Tales #6 (Fantagraphics)

Additionally nominated:

Isabel Greenberg, The Encyclopedia of Early Earth (Little, Brown)

Terry Moore, Rachel Rising (Summary Studio)

Luke Pearson, Hilda and the Chicken Parade (Nobrow)

Matt Phelan, Bluffton: My Summers with Buster (Candlewick)

Judith Vanistendael, When David Misplaced His Voice (SelfMadeHero)

Finest Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Staff

Sean Murphy, The Wake (DC/Vertigo)

Additionally nominated:

Nate Bellegarde, Nowhere Males (Picture)

Nick Dragotta, East of West (Picture)

Nate Powell, March (E book One) (High Shelf)

Emma Ríos, Fairly Lethal (Picture)

Thomas Yeates, Regulation of the Desert Born: A Graphic Novel (Bantam)

Finest Painter/Multimedia Artist (inside artwork)

Fiona Staples, Saga (Picture)

Additionally nominated:

Andrew C. Robinson, The Fifth Beatle (Darkish Horse)

Sonia Sanchéz, Right here I Am (Capstone)

Ive Svorcina, Thor (Marvel)

Marguerite Van Cook dinner, 7 Miles a Second (Fantagraphics)

Judith Vanistendael, When David Misplaced His Voice (SelfMadeHero)

Finest Cowl Artist

David Aja, Hawkeye (Marvel)

Additionally nominated:

Mike Del Mundo, X-Males Legacy (Marvel)

Sean Murphy/Jordie Belaire, The Wake (DC/Vertigo)

Emma Ríos, Fairly Lethal (Picture)

Chris Samnee, Daredevil (Marvel)

Fiona Staples, Saga (Picture)

Finest Coloring

Jordie Bellaire, The Manhattan Tasks, Nowhere Males, Fairly Lethal, Zero (Picture); The Huge (Darkish Horse); Tom Sturdy (DC); X-Recordsdata Season 10 (IDW); Captain Marvel, Journey into Thriller (Marvel); Numbercruncher (Titan); Quantum and Woody (Valiant)

Additionally nominated:

Steve Hamaker, Mylo Xyloto (Bongo), Strangers in Paradise twentieth Anniversary Subject 1 (Summary Studio), RASL (Cartoon Books)

Matt Hollingsworth, Hawkeye, Daredevil: Finish of Days (Marvel); The Wake (DC/Vertigo)

Frank Martin, East of West (Picture)

Dave Stewart, Abe Sapien, Baltimore: The Infernal Practice, BPRD: Hell on Earth, Conan the Barbarian, Hellboy in Hell, The Huge, The Shaolin Cowboy, Sledgehammer 44 (Darkish Horse)

Finest Lettering

Darwyn Cooke, Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground (IDW)

Additionally nominated:

Carla Pace McNeil, Dangerous Homes; “Finder” in Darkish Horse Presents (Darkish Horse)

Terry Moore, Rachel Rising (Summary Studio)

Ed Piskor, Hip Hop Household Tree (Fantagraphics)

Britt Wilson, Journey Time with Fiona and Cake (kaBOOM!)

Finest Comics-Associated Periodical/Journalism

Comic E book Assets, produced by Jonah Weiland,

Additionally nominated:

The Comics Journal #302, edited by Gary Groth as well as Kristy Valenti (Fantagraphics)

Comics as well as Cola, by Zainab Akhtar,

Multiversity Comics, edited by Matthew Meylikhov,, edited by Dan Nadel as well as Timothy Hodler (Fantagrapahics),

Finest Comics-Associated E book

Genius, Illustrated: The Life as well as Artwork of Alex Toth, by Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell (LOAC/IDW)

Additionally nominated:

Al Capp: A Life to the Opposite, by Michael Schumacher and Denis Kitchen (Bloomsbury)

The Artwork of Rube Goldberg, chosen by Jennifer George (Abrams ComicArts)

Co-Combine: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps, by Artwork Spiegelman (Drawn & Quarterly)

The Love and Firecrackers Companion, edited by Marc Sobel and Kristy Valenti (Fantagraphics)

Finest Scholarly/Educational Work

Black Comics: Politics of Race and Illustration, edited by Sheena C. Howard and Ronald L. Jackson II (Bloomsbury)

Furthermore chosen:

Anti-Overseas Imagery in American Pulps as well as Comedian Books, 1920–1960, by Nathan Vernon Madison (McFarland)

Drawing from Life: Reminiscence as well as Subjectivity in Comedian Artwork, edited by Jane Tolmie (College Press of Mississippi)

Worldwide Journal of Comedian Artwork, edited by John A. Lent

The Superhero Reader, edited by Charles Hatfield, Jeet Heer, and Kent Worcester (College Press of Mississippi)

Finest Publication Design

Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Artwork of Alex Toth, designed by Dean Mullaney (LOAC/IDW)

Furthermore chosen:

The Artwork of Rube Goldberg, designed by Chad W. Beckerman (Abrams ComicArts)

Beta Testing the Apocalypse, designed by Tom Kaczynski (Fantagraphics)

The Nice Conflict: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme: A Panorama, by Joe Sacco, designed by Chin-Yee Lai (Norton)

Little Tommy Misplaced, E book 1, designed by Cole Closser (Koyama)


Invoice Finger Award for Excellence in Comedian E book Writing:

Robert Kanigher; Invoice Mantlo as well as Jack Mendelsohn

Bob Clampett Humanitarian Honor:

Joe Location.