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Complete list of 2017 Eisner Award winners: 'Saga' wins big

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Complete list of 2017 Eisner Award winners: ‘Saga’ wins big

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ space epic takes home four awards.

Last night, the comic industry’s version of the Oscars were presented to the best creators in the business, highlighting the most important and highest quality work of the year. Unsurprisingly, Saga continued to nab awards left and right, coming home with four awards. Writer Brian K. Vaughan received his fourth award for Best Writer as well.

Check the full list below:

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  • Best Writer: Brian K. Vaughan (Paper Girls, Saga)
  • Best Writer/Artist: Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye)
  • Best Penciller/Inker—Individual or Team: Fiona Staples (Saga)
  • Best Coloring: Matt Wilson (Cry Havoc, Paper Girls, The Wicked + The Divine; Black Widow, The Mighty Thor, Star-Lord)
  • Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: Jill Thompson (Wonder Woman: The True Amazon; Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In)
  • Best Lettering: Todd Klein (Clean Room, Dark Night, Lucifer; Black Hammer)
  • Best New Series: Black Hammer, by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston
  • Best Limited Series: The Vision, by Tom King and Gabriel Walta
  • Best Continuing Series: Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  • Best Graphic Album—Reprint: Demon, by Jason Shiga (First Second)
  • Best Reality-Based Work: March, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
  • Best Graphic Album—New: Wonder Woman: The True Amazon, by Jill Thompson
  • Best Digital Comic: Bandette, by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover
  • Best Webcomic: Bird Boy, by Anne Szabla
  • Best Cover Artist: Fiona Staples (Saga)
  • Best U.S. Edition of International Material: Moebius Library: The World of Elena, by Jean “Moebius” Giraud et al.
  • Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia: The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, by Sonny Liew
  • Best Humor Publication: Jughead, by Chip Zdarsky, Ryan North, Erica Henderson, and Derek Charm
  • Bill Finger Award: William Messner-Loebs and Jack Kirby
  • Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism: The AV Club
  • Best Comics-Related Book: Krazy: George Herriman: A Life in Black and White, by Michael Tisserand
  • Best Academic/Scholarly Work: ‘Superwomen: Gender, Power, and Representation,’ by Carolyn Cocoa
  • Best Publication Design: The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, designed by Sonny Liew
  • Best Short Story: “Good Boy,” by Tom King and David Finch, in Batman Annual #1
  • Best Single Issue/One-Shot: Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In, by Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer, and Jill Thompson
  • Best Anthology: Love Is Love, edited by Sarah Gaydos and Jamie S. Rich
  • Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award: Anne Szabla, writer/artist of Bird-Boy
  • Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award: Joe Ferrara, for work in prostate cancer awareness, and Mark Andreyko, for the Love Is Love anthology.
  • Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8): Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea, by Ben Clinton
  • Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12): Ghosts, by Raina Telgemeier
  • Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17): The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, by Ryan North and Erica Henderson
  • Hall of Fame: Judges’ Choices: Milt Gross, H.G. Peter, Antonio Prohias, Dori Seda Voters’ Choices: Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez, George Perez, Walter Simonson, James Starlin
  • Will Eisner Spirit of Retailer Award: Comicazi, Somerville, MA
  • Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips: Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, Colorful Cases of the 1930s, edited by Peter Maresca
  • Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books: The Complete Wimmin’s Comix, edited by Trina Robbins, Gary Groth, and J. Michael Catron

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