The Eisners are the annual comic awards. Basically, theyâ€™re the Oscars for comics. Every year, the winners are announced at the San Diego Comic Convention at the end of Juy.
Best Humor Publication: â€œVaderâ€™s Little Princessâ€ by Jeffrey Brown
Ahhh, I love Jeffrey Brown (sometimes heâ€™s known as Chester Brown). His â€œStar Warsâ€ doodles are super cute, but heâ€™s worth checking out for his o ther work, which is mostly autobiographical.
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: Fiona Staples, â€œSagaâ€
So deserved. Iâ€™m of course a fan of seeing women in comics get recognized for their exemplary work, and Fiona Staples is a pretty incredible artist, crafting the fantasy worlds of â€œSagaâ€ with care and precision.
Best Writer/Artist: Jaime Hernandez, â€œLove and Rockets: New Stories, Vol 6â€
A favorite of our very own Aaron Delwiche, associate professor of communication, Jaime and his brother Gilbert and Mario, famously known as Los Bros Hernandez, created this series in the 1980s and continue to do stellar work. â€œLove & Rocketsâ€, one of the most beloved alternative comic series, focuses on Mexican and Mexican-American culture.
Best Cover Artist: David Aja, â€œHawkeyeâ€
Hawkeye has recieved attention for a lot of reasons this past year, and one huge reason is its aesthetic: the minimalist covers David Aja created look like nothing else on the newsstands.
Best Single Issue: â€œHawkeye #11: Pizza Is My Businessâ€
Read it. Seriously.
Best Continuing Series: â€œSagaâ€
I donâ€™t think anyone expected â€œSagaâ€ to lose this. This â€œStar Warsâ€ meets â€œRomeo and Julietâ€ story continues to be fresh.
Will Eisner Hall of Fame: Sheldon Moldoff, Alan Moore, Hiyao Miyazaki, Orrin Evans, Irwin Hasen.
These are among the most deserving dudes in the biz. Sheldon Moldoff was a ghost aritst on early â€œBatmanâ€; Miyazaki is obviously an incredible animated filmmaker; Orrin Evans printed â€œAll-Negro Comicsâ€; Irwin Hasen drew â€œDondiâ€ (about a war orphan) in the 1950s, and Alan Moore should need no explanation (the magician behind â€œWatchmenâ€, â€œV For Vendettaâ€, â€œLeague of Extraordinary Gentlemanâ€, â€œFrom Hellâ€, etc).
To be frank with you, dear readers, the Emmys, were a disappointment to me personally. I was rooting for a lot of underdogs, to be fair, but I was surprised by unsurprising the winners were across the board.
Shows and People Snubbed
â€œGame of Thronesâ€. This past season continued its tradition to entertain, astonish, and horrify viewers, but it is truly one of the strongest shows on TV. I was really hoping Dinklage or Headey would manage to get one.
Cary Joji Fukunaga, â€œTrue Detective.â€ Regardless of your opinion on this much-discussed show, the direction was truly incredile (that long shot?!).
They (Probably) Got It Right
â€œFargoâ€. This spiritual successor to the Coen brothers movie of the same name was unique, fascinating, and twisted to watch.
Uggghh Stop It
Jim Parsons, â€œThe Big Bang Theory.â€ Like, seriously? Enough already!