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Eisner Awards Go To Fables & Gumby

At Comic-Con, the winners of 2007 Eisner Awards were announced. This year D.C. Comics cleaned up with FABLES a big winner. For animation fans, GUMBY took home the prize for Best Title for a Younger Audience. Additionally, Neil Gaiman was presented with the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award.

Best Short Story"A Frog's Eye View," by Bill Willingham and James Jean, in FABLES: 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL (Vertigo/DC)

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)BATMAN/THE SPIRIT #1: "Crime Convention," by Jeph Loeb and Darwyn Cooke (DC)

Best Continuing SeriesALL STAR SUPERMAN, by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (DC)

Best Limited SeriesBATMAN: YEAR 100, by Paul Pope (DC)

Best New SeriesCRIMINAL, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Marvel Icon)

Best Title for a Younger AudienceGUMBY, by Bob Burden and Rick Geary (Wildcard)

Best Humor PublicationFLAMING CARROT COMICS, by Bob Burden (Desperado/Image)

Best AnthologyFABLES: 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL, by Bill Willingham and various (Vertigo/DC)

Best Digital ComicSAM AND MAX, by Steve Purcell

Best Reality-Based WorkFun Home, by Alison Bechdel (Houghton Mifflin)

Best Graphic Album - NewAMERICAN BORN CHINESE, by Gene Luen Yang (First Second)

Best Graphic Album - ReprintABSOLUTE DC: THE NEW FRONTIER, by Darwyn Cooke (DC)

Best Archival Collection/Project - StripsTHE COMPLETE PEANUTS, 1959-1960, 1961-1962, by Charles Schulz (Fantagraphics)

Best Archival Collection/Project - Comic BooksABSOLUTE SANDMAN, VOL. 1, by Neil Gaiman and various (Vertigo/DC)

Best U.S. Edition of International MaterialTHE LEFT BANK GANG, by Jason (Fantagraphics)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material - JapanOLD BOY, by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi (Dark Horse Manga)

Best WriterEd Brubaker, CAPTAIN AMERICA, DAREDEVIL (Marvel); CRIMINAL (Marvel Icon)

Best Writer/ArtistPaul Pope, BATMAN: YEAR 100 (DC)

Best Writer/Artist - HumorTony Millionaire, BILLY HAZELNUTS (Fantagraphics); SOCK MONKEY: THE INCHES INCIDENT (Dark Horse)

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker TeamMark Buckingham/Steve Leialoha, FABLES (Vertigo/DC)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)Jill Thompson, "A Dog and His Boy" in THE DARK HORSE BOOK OF MONSTERS; "Love Triangle" in SEXY CHIX (Dark Horse); "Fair Division," in FABLES: 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL (Vertigo/DC)

Best Cover ArtistJames Jean, FABLES, JACK OF FABLES, FABLES: 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL (Vertigo/DC)

Best ColoringDave Stewart, BPRD, CONAN, THE ESCAPISTS, HELLBOY (Dark Horse); ACTION COMICS, BATMAN/THE SPIRIT, SUPERMAN (DC)

Best LetteringTodd Klein, Fables, JACK OF FABLES, FABLES: 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL; PRIDE OF BAGHDAD, TESTAMENT (Vertigo/DC); FANTASTIC FOUR: 1602, ETERNALS (Marvel); LOST GIRLS (Top Shelf)

Special RecognitionHope Larson, Gray Horses (Oni)

Best Comics-Related Periodical/JournalismALTER EGO, edited by Roy Thomas (TwoMorrows)

Best Comics-Related BookTHE ART OF BRIAN BOLLAND, edited by Joe Pruett (Desperado/Image)

Best Publication DesignABSOLUTE DC: THE NEW FRONTIER, designed by Darwyn Cooke (DC)

Hall of FameJudges' Choices (2): Robert Kanigher and Ogden Whitney- Ross Andru & Mike Esposito- Dick Ayers- Wayne Boring- Joe Orlando

Other Awards:Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comics Writing: Gardner Fox, George GladirRuss Manning Promising Newcomer Award: David PetersenBob Clampett Humanitarian Award: Neil GaimanWill Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailing Award: Earth-2, Sherman Oaks, California, owned by Carr D'Angelo

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