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SDCC '12 | Winners announced for 24th annual Eisner Awards

With wins in three categories each, writer Mark Waid and Archaia Entertainment's Jim Henson's Tale of Sand led the 24th annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, presented last night in San Diego as part of Comic-Con International.

Waid received awards for Best Writer, and Marvel's Daredevil, by he and artists Paolo Rivera and Joe Rivera, earned nods for Best Single Issue and Best Continuing Series, while Tale of Sand won Best Graphic Album-New, Best Publication Design and Best Penciller/Inker for Ramón K. Pérez.

See the complete list of winners below:

Best Short Story"The Seventh," by Darwyn Cooke, in Richard Stark's Parker: The Martini Edition (IDW)

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)Daredevil #7, by Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera, and Joe Rivera (Marvel)

Best Continuing SeriesDaredevil, by Mark Waid, Marcos Martin, Paolo Rivera, and Joe Rivera (Marvel)

Best Limited SeriesCriminal: The Last of the Innocent, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Marvel Icon)

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7)Dragon Puncher Island, by James Kochalka (Top Shelf)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12)Snarked, by Roger Langridge (kaBOOM!)

Best Publication for Young Adults (ages 12-17)Anya's Ghost, by Vera Brosgol (First Second)

Best AnthologyDark Horse Presents, edited by Mike Richardson (Dark Horse)

Best Humor PublicationMilk & Cheese: Dairy Products Gone Bad, by Evan Dorkin (Dark Horse)

Best Digital ComicBattlepug, by Mike Norton

Best Reality-Based WorkGreen River Killer: A True Detective Story, by Jeff Jensen and Jonathan Case (Dark Horse)

Best Graphic Album - NewJim Henson's Tale of Sand, adapted by Ramón K. Pérez (Archaia)

Best Graphic Album - ReprintRichard Stark's Parker: The Martini Edition, by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)

Best Archival Collection/Project - Comic StripsWalt Disney's Mickey Mouse vols. 1-2, by Floyd Gottfredson, edited by David Gerstein and Gary Groth (Fantagraphics)

Best Archival Collection/Project - Comic BooksWalt Simonson's The Mighty Thor Artist's Edition (IDW)

Best U.S. Edition of International MaterialThe Manara Library, vol. 1: Indian Summer and Other Stories, by Milo Manara with Hugo Pratt (Dark Horse)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material - AsiaOnward Towards Our Noble Deaths, by Shigeru Mizuki (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best WriterMark Waid, Irredeemable, Incorruptible (BOOM!); Daredevil (Marvel)

Best Writer/ArtistCraig Thompson, Habibi (Pantheon)

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker TeamRamón K. Pérez, Jim Henson's Tale of Sand (Archaia)

Best Cover ArtistFrancesco Francavilla, Black Panther (Marvel); Lone Ranger, Lone Ranger/Zorro, Dark Shadows, Warlord of Mars (Dynamite); Archie Meets Kiss (Archie)

Best ColoringLaura Allred, iZombie (Vertigo/DC); Madman All-New Giant-Size Super-Ginchy Special (Image)

Best LetteringStan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo (Dark Horse)

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

Best Educational/Academic Work (tie)Cartooning: Philosophy & Practice, by Ivan Brunetti (Yale University Press)Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby, by Charles Hatfield (University Press of Mississippi)

Best Comics-Related BookMetaMaus, by Art Spiegelman (Pantheon)

Best Publication DesignJim Henson's Tale of Sand, designed by Eric Skillman (Archaia)

Hall of FameJudges' Choices: Rudolf Dirks, Harry LuceyBill Blackbeard, Richard Corben, Katsuhiro Otomo, Gilbert Shelton

Russ Manning Promising Newcomer AwardTyler Crook

Bob Clampett Humanitarian AwardMorrie Turner

Bill Finger Excellence in Comic Book Writing AwardFrank Doyle, Steve Skeates

Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer AwardAkira Comics, Madrid, Spain - Jesus Marugan Escobar andThe Dragon, Guelph, ON, Canada - Jennifer Haines

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