by BK Munn
The San Diego Comic-Con International came and went this past week, and the big news from a Canadian perspective was a handful of wins at the Eisner Awards.
Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki won the trophy for Best Graphic Novel (New) for This One Summer.
Emily Carroll won Best Short Story for her webcomic “When the Darkness Presses.” She also won Best Graphic Novel (Reprint) for Through the Woods.
Image Comics’ Saga series won a bunch, meaning Canadian artist Fiona Staples won Best Penciller/Inker and shared Best Continuing Series with writer Brian K. Vaughan. Darwyn Cooke won Best Cover Artist for a popular retro series of DC variant covers.
Canadian publisher Drawn and Quarterly picked up an award for Best U.S. Edition of International Material (Asia) for their edition of Shigeru Mizuki’s Showa 1939-1944 and Showa 1944-1953: A History of Japan.
Sequential congratulates all the winners!