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The Best Comics and Graphic Novels of the Year, According to the Eisner Awards

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The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are the most prestigious awards in the American comics industry. This year was the 35th annual Eisner Awards. Several comics won multiple awards, including Ducks by Kate Beaton for Best Graphic Memoir and Best Writer/Artist, The Night Eaters Book 1 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda for Best Graphic Album­–New and Best Painter/Multimedia Artist, and Parker: The Martini Edition by Darwyn Cooke and Richard Stark for Best Graphic Album–Reprint and Best Publication Design. Batman comics took home four different awards.

Here are some of the winning comics, but be sure to check out the full list for many more categories.

2022 Eisner Awards Winners

Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega book cover

Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12)

Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega and Rose Bousamra (First Second/Macmillan)

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)

Do a Powerbomb! by Daniel Warren Johnson (Image)

Best Humor Publication

Revenge of the Librarians by Tom Gauld (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Reality-Based Work

Flung Out of Space by Grace Ellis and Hannah Templer (Abrams ComicArts)

Cover of Ducks Two Years in the Oil Sands

Best Graphic Memoir

Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands by Kate Beaton (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Graphic Album—New

The Night Eaters, Book 1: She Eats the Night by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Abrams ComicArts)

Best Adaptation from Another Medium

Chivalry by Neil Gaiman, adapted by Colleen Doran (Dark Horse)

Best Webcomic

Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe (WEBTOON)

Check out the full list of Eisner Award winners at Comic-Con.

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