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Things We Saw Today: Meet the 2021 Eisner Award Winners

Plus Patty Jenkins, women's rugby, and more!

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Last night saw the virtual Eisner Awards at San Diego Comic-Con 2021. Hosted by iconic voice actor Phil LaMarr, the event saw two awards go to Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru for Superman Smashes the Klan, which won Best Adaptation from Another Medium and Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12). Stan Sakai also took home Best Continuing Series and Best Lettering for Usagi Yojimbo. Best Short Story went to “When the Menopausal Carnival Comes to Town,” by Mimi Pond, in Menopause: A Comic Treatment (Graphic Medicine/Pennsylvania State University Press), which won for Best Anthology.

Best Single Issue went to Sports Is Hell, by Ben Passmore (Koyama Press), and Best Limited Series and Best Humor Publication went to Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen, by Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber (DC). Black Widow, by Kelly Thompson and Elena Casagrande (Marvel) took home Best New Series, and Best Cover Artist was awarded to the prolific Peach Momoko for Buffy the Vampire Slayer #19, Mighty Morphin #2, Something Is Killing the Children #12, Power Rangers #1 (BOOM! Studios); DIE!namite, Vampirella (Dynamite); The Crow: Lethe (IDW); Marvel Variants (Marvel).

In addition to the competitive awards, The Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award went to Mike and Christine Mignola and the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award went to Laughing Ogre in Columbus, Ohio, owned by Chris Lloyd. You can watch the awards show below, or find a full list of the winners here.

(via io9, image: Marvel Comics)

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.