Posts Tagged ‘Archaia’

SDCC 2012 : Eisner Awards 2012 Winners Re-Cap

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Last night, San Diego honored the very best in comics with its 2012 Eisner Awards. A wide array of categories were in place to honor all creators of the medium. Take a looK:

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 Series
Daredevil, by Mark Waid, Marcos Martin, Paolo Rivera, and Joe Rivera (Marvel)

Best Limited Series
Criminal: 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 Anthology
Dark Horse Presents, edited by Mike Richardson (Dark Horse)

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

Best Digital Comic
Battlepug, by Mike Norton, www.battlepug.com

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

Best Graphic Album – New
Jim Hensons Tale of Sand, adapted by Ramón K. Pérez (Archaia)

Best Graphic Album – Reprint
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition, by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)

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

Best Archival Collection/Project – Comic Books
Walt Simonson’s The Mighty Thor Artist’s Edition (IDW)

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

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

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

Best Writer/Artist
Craig Thompson, Habibi (Pantheon)

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team
Ramón K. Pérez, Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand (Archaia)

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

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

Best Lettering
Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo (Dark Horse)

Best Comics-Related Journalism
The Comics Reporter, produced by Tom Spurgeon, www.comicsreporter.com

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 Book
MetaMaus, by Art Spiegelman (Pantheon)

Best Publication Design
Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, designed by Eric Skillman (Archaia)
Hall of Fame

Judges’ Choices: Rudolf Dirks, Harry Lucey
Bill Blackbeard, Richard Corben, Katsuhiro Otomo, Gilbert Shelton

Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award:
Tyler Crook

Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award:
Morrie Turner

Bill Finger Excellence in Comic Book Writing Award:
Frank Doyle, Steve Skeates

Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award:
Akira Comics, Madrid, Spain – Jesus Marugan Escobar and
The Dragon, Guelph, ON, Canada – Jennifer Haines

Many kudos to Mark Waid – he absolutely deserved the accolades given his excellent Daredevil run and wrapping up his Irredeemable and Incorruptible runs. And Jim Henson’s Tales of Sand had a lot of predictions from the comic book media for its amazingly original story and art.

Surprisingly, DC did not figure into any of the awards. I would think if there was a “Best Gutsy Reboot” category, they’d win it in spades. Oh well…

CBF Interviews #3 – Royden Lepp of “Rust”

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012


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If you need a change in scenery in your comic book reading, look no further than Archaia. Their exclusive graphic novel line is putting out spectacular content that you’d want to put on your coffee table. Royden Lepp’s Rust is no exception.

Royden stops by on Comic Book Fury to talk about what got him into the industry and how a story about a small farm hosting a jetpack-riding hotshot in Jet Jones led to critical acclaim. There’s some craft touched upon here too as well as discussion on what Archaia’s presence means in helping the comic book market get back on track. Royden also slips in a big announcement at the end that will have us pulling for him.

Check Royden’s shenanigans out on Twitter and the Rust Facebook page!

Music provided by Northside Garage – Walk To The Moon

CBF 36 : 2011 Comics In Review

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011


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2011 was a banner year for comics. Whether it was DC’s New 52 initiative, Marvel bringing the X-Men books back to prominence, or every other publisher bringing something unique to the market – there was something for everybody here and that can only mean great things for the industry.

Jon Stump and I give you the final main CBF podcast of the year and bring you opinions on everything:

  • The State of DC
  • The State of Marvel
  • The State of the indies
  • Best Ongoing
  • Best New Series
  • Best Graphic Novel / Trade
  • Best Writer
  • Best Artist
  • Break-out Talent

Thanks for listening and have a great Christmas and New Year’s!