2022 Eisner Awards

The 2022 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were announced at Comic-Con@Home online on July 23, 2022. Winners of SF/F interest include:

Best Short Story

  • “Funeral in Foam,” Casey Gilly and Raina Telgemeier (You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife)

Best Single Issue

  • Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons, Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Jimenez (DC)

Best Continuing Series (TIE)

  • Something Is Killing the Children, James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera (BOOM! Studios)
  • Bitter Root, David F. Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Greene (Image)

Best New Series

  • The Nice House on the Lake, James Tynion IV and Álvaro Martínez Bueno (DC Black Label)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12)

  • Salt Magic, Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock (Margaret Ferguson Books/Holiday House)

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)

  • The Legend of Auntie Po, Shing Yin Khor (Kokila/Penguin Random House)

Best Humor Publication

  • Not All Robots, Mark Russell and Mike Deodato Jr. (AWA Upshot)

Best Anthology

  • You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife, Kel McDonald and Andrea Purcell, eds. (Iron Circus)

Best Reality-Based Work

  • The Black Panther Party: A Graphic History, David F. Walker and Marcus Kwame Anderson (Ten Speed Press)

Best Graphic Album—New

  • Monsters, Barry Windsor-Smith (Fantagraphics)

Best Graphic Album—Reprint

  • The Complete American Gods, Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, and Scott Hampton (Dark Horse)

Best Adaptation from Another Medium

  • George Orwell’s 1984: The Graphic Novel, adapted by Fido Nesti (Mariner)

Best US Edition of International Material

  • The Shadow of a Man, Benoît Peeters and François Schuiten, translated by Stephen D. Smith (IDW)

Best US Edition of International Material—Asia

  • Lovesickness: Junji Ito Story Collection, Junji Ito, translated by Jocelyne Allen (VIZ Media)

Best Writer

  • James Tynion IV

Best Writer/Artist

  • Barry Windsor-Smith

Best Penciller/Inker

  • Phil Jimenez

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist

  • Sana Takeda

Best Cover Artist

  • Jen Bartel

Best Coloring

  • Matt Wilson

Best Lettering

  • Barry Windsor-Smith

Best Comics-Related Book

  • All of the Marvels, Douglas Wolk (Penguin Press)

Best Publication Design

  • Marvel Comics Library: Spider-Man vol. 1: 1962–1964 David Mandel & Ralph Macchio (TASCHEN)

Best Webcomic

  • Lore Olympus, Rachel Smythe (WEBTOON)

Best Digital Comic

  • Snow Angels, Jeff Lemire and Jock (Comixology Originals)

Eisner Hall of Fame Inductees

Judges’ Choices

  • Marie Duval
  • Max Gaines
  • Mark Gruenwald
  • Alex Niño
  • Rose O’Neill
  • P. Craig Russell

Voters Choice

  • Howard Chaykin
  • Kevin Eastman
  • Moto Hagio
  • Larry Hama
  • David Mazzucchelli
  • Grant Morrison

Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award

  • Annie Koyama

Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award

  • Luanna Vecchio

Bill Finger Excellence in Comic Book Writing Award

  • Bob Bolling
  • Don Rico

Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award

  • Books with Pictures, Portland, OR
  • Katie Pryde

For more information, and the complete list of winners, see the Comic-Con website.

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