SDCC '10 | Winners announced for 22nd annual Eisner Awards

A Drifting Life and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz were among the titles winning multiple honors in the 22nd annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, presented Friday night in conjunction with Comic-Con International. David Mazzucchelli and J.H. Williams III led the creator categories with two wins each.

The winners were announced at the Hilton Bayfront by presenters ranging from the cast of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World and actor Thomas Jane to cartoonists Berkeley Breathed and C. Tyler. Bongo Comics co-founder Bill Morrison and voice actor Maurice LaMarche were the masters of ceremony.

The complete list of nominees can be found here. The winners of the 2010 awards are:

Best Short Story"Urgent Request," by Gene Luen Yang and Derek Kirk Kim, in The Eternal Smile (First Second)

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)Captain America #601: "Red, White, and Blue-Blood," by Ed Brubaker and Gene Colan (Marvel)

Best Continuing SeriesThe Walking Dead, by Robert Kirkman and Charles Adlard (Image)

Best Limited Series or Story ArcThe Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young (Marvel)

Best New SeriesChew, by John Layman and Rob Guillory (Image)

Best Publication for KidsThe Wonderful Wizard of Oz hardcover, by L. Frank Baum, Eric Shanower and Skottie Young (Marvel)

Best Publication for TeensBeasts of Burden, by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson (Dark Horse)

Best Humor PublicationScott Pilgrim, Vol. 5: Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe, by Bryan Lee O'Malley (Oni Press)

Best AnthologyPopgun, Vol. 3, edited by Mark Andrew Smith, D. J. Kirkbride and Joe Keatinge (Image)

Best Digital ComicSin Titulo, by Cameron Stewart

Best Reality-Based WorkA Drifting Life, by Yoshihiro Tatsumi (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Adaptation from Another WorkRichard Stark's Parker: The Hunter, adapted by Darwyn Cooke (IDW Publishing)

Best Graphic Album — NewAsterios Polyp, by David Mazzucchelli (Pantheon)

Best Graphic Album — ReprintAbsolute Justice, by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger and Doug Braithewaite (DC Comics)

Best Archival Collection/Project — StripsBloom County: The Complete Library, Vol. 1, by Berkeley Breathed, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW Publishing)

Best Archival Collection/Project — Comic BooksThe Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures deluxe edition, by Dave Stevens, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW Publishing)

Best U.S. Edition of International MaterialThe Photographer, by Emmanuel Guibert, Didier Lefèvre and Frédéric Lemerier (First Second)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material — AsiaA Drifting Life, by Yoshihiro Tatsumi (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best WriterEd Brubaker, Captain America, Daredevil, Marvels Project (Marvel) Criminal, Incognito (Icon)

Best Writer/ArtistDavid Mazzucchelli, Asterios Polyp (Pantheon)

Best Writer/Artist–NonfictionJoe Sacco, Footnotes in Gaza (Metropolitan/Holt)

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker TeamJ. H. Williams III, Detective Comics (DC Comics)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)Jill Thompson, Beasts of Burden (Dark Horse); Magic Trixie and the Dragon (HarperCollins Children's Books)

Best Cover ArtistJ. H. Williams III, Detective Comics (DC Comics)

Best ColoringDave Stewart, Abe Sapien, B.P.R.D., The Goon, Hellboy, Solomon Kane, Umbrella Academy, Zero Killer (Dark Horse); Detective Comics (DC Comics); Luna Park (Vertigo)

Best LetteringDavid Mazzucchelli, Asterios Polyp (Pantheon)

Best Comics-Related Periodical/JournalismThe Comics Reporter, produced by Tom Spurgeon

Best Comics-Related BookThe Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics, by Denis Kitchen and Paul Buhle (Abrams ComicArts)

Best Publication DesignAbsolute Justice, designed by Curtis King and Josh Beatman (DC Comics)

Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer AwardVault of Midnight, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Hall of Fame• Burne Hogarth• Bob Montana• Steve Gerber• Dick Giordano• Michael Kaluta• Mort Weisinger

Bob Clampett Humanitarian AwardJeannie Schulz

Bill Finger Award for Achievement in Comic Book WritingOtto Binder, Gary Friedrich

Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer AwardMarian Churchland (Beast)

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