Five Canadian comic artists were celebrated with Eisner Awards at San Diego Comic-Con on July 19. Winners in 31 categories were selected by the public in an online ballot.
Essex County, Ontario, writer/cartoonist Jeff Lemire, who created the X-Men saga Old Man Logan which inspired the Hugh Jackman film Logan, won Best New Series for re-teaming with Andrea Sorrentino on the horror-mystery comic series Gideon Falls (Image).
Vancouver’s Faith Erin Hicks, who illustrated Avatar: The Last Airbender: Imbalance Book 1 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The High School Years: Freaks and Geeks, won Best Publication for Kids (ages 9–12) for the final chapter in her Nameless City fantasy trilogy, The Divided Earth (Macmillan).
Toronto-based Chip Zdarsky, who won the Eisner for Best Humour Publication in 2017 for his work on Jughead, won in the Best Single Issue/One-Shot category for Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #310 (Marvel).
Kingsville, Ontario, comic artist Jason Fabok, the artist behind the current series Batman: Three Jokers, won Best Short Story alongside Tom King for “The Talk of the Saints” from the Swamp Thing Winter Special (DC).
Finally, Toronto-based Japanese translator Jocelyne Allen won Best Adaptation from Another Medium for her work on “Frankenstein,” adapted from Mary Shelley’s classic from the anthology Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection (Viz).
The full list of winners are listed at comic-con.org.