Congratulations to the winners of the Eisner Awards, which were announced on Friday evening at the San Diego Comic-Con. Alas, I was unable to attend this year, but I was pleased to see a few of my favorites on the list.
Among the winners was Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand from Archaia Press, which won Best New Graphic Album. If you haven’t read this one yet, you really ought to check it out: it’s based on an unproduced screenplay by Jim Henson, with some dark humor and an outlandish premise. The comic also won Best Penciller for artist Ramón Pérez and Best Publication Design for designer Eric Skillman. The book isn’t your typical trade paperback or hardcover — the cover is printed directly on the hard cover (as opposed to a dust jacket) and there’s an elastic strap similar to a Moleskine notebook. You can read my review of Tale of Sand here.
I also noticed Mark Waid won Best Writer for Irredeemable and Incorruptible, which Corrina Lawson first wrote about back in 2010. Craig Thompson won Best Writer/Artist for Habibi, and Art Spiegelman’s MetaMaus won Best Comics-Related Book.
You can see the entire list of winners on the Comic-Con site. Congratulations to everyone! Now I’ve got a few titles to add to my reading list.