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Eisner votes for 2021

Best Short Story
  • Don’t know

Best Single Issue
  • Hedra, by Jesse Lonergan (Image)

Best Continuing Series
  • The Department of Truth, by James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds (Image)

Best Limited Series
  • Far Sector, by N. K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell (DC)

Best New Series
  • The Department of Truth, by James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds (Image)

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)
  • Don’t know

Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12)
  • Mister Invincible: Local Hero, by Pascal Jousselin (Magnetic Press)

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)
  • When Stars are Scattered, by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed (Dial Books)

Best Humor Publication
  • The Complete Fante Bukowski, by Noah Van Sciver (Fantagraphics)

Best Anthology
  • Now, edited by Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics)

Best Reality-Based Work
  • Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio, by Derf Backderf (Abrams)

Best Graphic Memoir
  • When Stars Are Scattered, by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed (Dial Books)

Best Graphic Album—New
  • Don’t know

Best Graphic Album—Reprint
  • Fante Bukowski: The Complete Works, by Noah Van Sciver (Fantagraphics)

Best Adaptation from Another Medium
  • Superman Smashes the Klan, adapted by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru (DC)

(But what is this adapted from?)


Best U.S. Edition of International Material
  • The Winter of the Cartoonist, by Paco Roca, translation by Erica Mena (Fantagraphics)

Though I haven’t read any of these


Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia
  • A Journal Of My Father, by Jiro Taniguchi, translation by Kumar Sivasubramanian (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)

Or these either


Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips 
  • The Flapper Queens: Women Cartoonists of the Jazz Age, edited by Trina Robbins (Fantagraphics)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books
  • Corto Maltese: The Ballad of the Salty Sea, by Hugo Pratt, translation by Dean Mullaney and Simone Castaldi (EuroComics/IDW)

Best Writer
  • James Tynion IV, Something Is Killing the Children, Wynd (BOOM! Studios); Batman (DC); The Department of Truth (Image); Razorblades (Tiny Onion)

Best Writer/Artist
  • Trung Le Nguyen, The Magic Fish (RH Graphic/RH Children’s Books)

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team
  • Sanford Greene, Bitter Root (Image)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)
  • Anand RK/John Pearson, Blue in Green (Image)

I didn’t read this, but he also did Grafity’s Wall


Best Cover Artist
  • Simone Di Meo, We Only Find Them When They’re Dead (BOOM! Studio)

Best Coloring
  • Matt Wilson, Undiscovered Country (Image); Fire Power (Image/Skybound); Thor (Marvel)

Best Lettering
  • Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo (IDW)

Best Comics-Related Journalism/Periodical

Best Comics-Related Book
  • Masters of British Comic Art, by David Roach (2000AD)

Though I haven’t read any of these


Best Academic/Scholarly Work
  • The Content of Our Caricature: African American Comic Art and Political Belonging, by Rebecca Wanzo (New York University Press)

Kleefeld’s book is also deserving


Best Publication Design
  • The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, designed by Adrian Tomine and Tracy Huron (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Digital Comic
  • Don’t know

Best Webcomic
  • Don’t know

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