Will Eisner Comic Industry Award
Awarded for Creative Achievement in American comic books
Country United States

The Will Eisner Comic Industry Award, commonly shortened to the Eisner Award, is a prize given for creative achievement in American comic books. It is named in honor of the pioneering writer and artist Will Eisner, who was a regular participant in the award ceremony until his death in 2005,[1] and includes the comics industry's Hall of Fame. The Eisner Award was created in response to the discontinuation of the Kirby Awards after 1987.

Each category is nominated by a five-member panel, voted on by comic-book professionals, and presented at the annual Comic-Con International convention held in San Diego, California, usually in July or August. Jackie Estrada has been the award administrator since 1990.[2]


Awards are given out in the following categories:

  • Best Single Issue/Single Story
  • Best Short Story
  • Best Serialized Story
  • Best Black-and-White Series
  • Best Continuing Series
  • Best Finite Series/Limited Series
  • Best New Series
  • Best Title for Younger Readers/Best Comics Publication for a Younger Audience
  • Best Publication for Kids
  • Best Publication for Teens
  • Best Publication for Teens/Tweens
  • Best Anthology
  • Best Digital Comic (since 2005)[3]
  • Best Webcomic
  • Best Reality-Based Work
  • Best Graphic Album
  • Best Graphic Album: New
  • Best Graphic Album: Reprint
  • Best Archival Collection/Project
  • Best Archival Collection/Project - Comic Strips
  • Best Archival Collection/Project - Comic Books
  • Best Humor Publication
  • Best U.S. Edition of International Material
  • Best U.S. Edition of International Material - Japan
  • Best Comic Strip Collection
  • Best Writer
  • Best Writer/Artist
  • Best Writer/Artist: Drama
  • Best Writer/Artist: Humor
  • Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (Interior)
  • Best Artist/Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team
  • Best Art Team
  • Best Colorist/Coloring
  • Best Letterer/Lettering
  • Best Cover Artist
  • Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition
  • Special Recognition
  • Best Editor
  • Best Comics-Related Periodical/Publication
  • Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism
  • Best Comics-Related Book
  • Best Comics-Related Publication (Periodical or Book)
  • Best Comics-Related Product/Item
  • Best Comics-Related Sculpted Figures
  • Spirit of Comics Retailer Award
  • Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award
  • Best Publication Design
  • The Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame

Past winners

See also


  1. The Eisner Award FAQ: The "Oscars" of Comics
  2. The Eisner Award FAQ: A Brief History
  3. Thorne, Amy (2010). "25 Webcomics and Libraries". In Robert G. Weiner. Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives: Essays on Readers, Research, History and Cataloging. Elizabeth (FRW) Figa and Derek Parker Royal (forewords); Stephen Weiner (afterword) (illustrated ed.). McFarland. p. 211. ISBN 9780786443024. Librarians also can consult ... the Eisner Awards, which have had a Best Digital Comic entry since 2005 


External links

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