Dark Horse cleans house at the 2008 Eisner Awards!
Dark Horse Comics proudly dominated the twenty-first annual Eisner Awards in San Diego, bringing home eight prestigious awards. Having been nominated for sixteen different projects (four of which were shared), accounting for nearly half of the total awards, Dark Horse often found itself with two nominations in the same category fighting
for the top spot.
The 2008 Eisners awarded to Dark Horse are as follows:
Best Painter—Eric Powell for Chinatown
Best Cover Artist—James Jean for Umbrella Academy (and Fables for DC and Process Recess 2 for AdHouse)
Best Coloring—Dave Stewart for B.P.R.D., Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cut,
Hellboy, Lobster Johnson, The Umbrella Academy (and The Spirit for DC)
Best Limited Series—The Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá
Best Humor Publication—Perry Bible Fellowship by Nicholas Gurewitch
Best Writer/Artist (Humor)—Eric Powell for The Goon
Best Online Comic—Sugarshock on MySpace Dark Horse Presents by Joss Whedon and Fábio Moon
Best New Series—Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 by Joss Whedon and Georges Jeanty
With eight of these awards in tow this year alone, Dark Horse continues to shake up the
comics world by outshining industry giants DC and Marvel combined (DC took six
Eisners, topping Marvel with one). “Our performance this year at the Eisners is another indication of the level of talent now working with Dark Horse,” said Dark Horse President Mike Richardson. “It is particularly rewarding to see these committed creators, who have invested so much of themselves into their work, being recognized by our entire industry.” Dark Horse would also like to extend a special congratulation to Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon’s award for Best Anthology for their work on 5.
About the Eisner Awards:
Considered the “Oscars” of the comics industry, the Eisner Awards are presented under
the auspices of Comic-Con International, San Diego, a nonprofit educational organization
dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular art
forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the
historic and ongoing contributions of comics to art and culture. In their twentieth year,
the awards are named for the late Will Eisner, a pioneering creator in both comic books
and graphic novels.