Here’s the list of Eagle Award winners, announced at the MCM London Expo over the weekend.
Favourite Newcomer Writer – Paul Cornell
A strange choice, given that I first commissioned Paul to write a Doctor Who comic back in the early 1990s – but congratulations nevertheless! “I was frankly astonished to have beaten such quality opposition,” says Paul. View his acceptance speech here
Favourite Newcomer Artist – Sara Pichelli
Currently living in Rome, Sara has worked in the local animation industry as storyboard artist and character designer for a couple of years before taking a chance on the comic business. In April 2008 she was one the winners of the “Chesterquest” international talent search and since worked for Marvel Comics on titles like NYX, Eternals, X-Men Manifest Destiny: Dazzler and Runaways. She’s currently working on the new X-Men: Pixie title.
Favourite Writer – Grant Morrison
Grant Morrison is highly-regarded as one of the most original and inventive writers to work in the comic book industry. He is recognised as being one of the best-selling writers in the medium for the last 20 years.
Favourite Writer/Artist – Mike Mignola
Creator of Hellboy
Favourite Inker – Mike Mignola
Favourite Fully Painted Artist – J. H. Williams III
Favourite Colourist – Dave Stewart
Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Stewart_%28artist%29
Dave is known for his work at Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics and Marvel Comics, as well as colouring Tim Sale’s art in Heroes.
Favourite Editor – Matt Smith
Editor of 2000AD
Favourite Publisher – DC Comics/Vertigo/Wildstorm
Favourite American Comic Book (Colour) – Batman and Robin
Favourite American Comic Book (Black and White) – The Walking Dead
Favourite British Comic Book (Colour) – 2000AD
Favourite British Comic Book (Black and White) – Commando
“It goes without saying that everybody at Commando HQ was highly delighted [by this award]” says editor Calum Laird. “But it’s not all about the small handful of us here, the award is a fitting recognition of the work of all those who have put so much into the title over the last 50 years. It is their efforts that have made Commando so highly-regarded the comics world.”
Favourite New Comic Book – Daytripper
Issue 1 review on Comic Book Resources
Favourite Manga – Fullmetal Alchemist
Favourite European Comic Book – Blacksad
Favourite Web-Based Comic – Axe Cop
“The Eagle Award is the British equivalent to the US Eisner award,” says writer Ethan Nicolle. “The big difference is that the Eagle Awards nominated Axe Cop for best web comic and best cover, and awarded Axe Cop for one of those, whereas the Eisners didn’t even nominate Axe Cop. That’s fine, but let me just reisterate my appreciation for the love the Brits have shown Axe Cop… I really hope we get to come visit some day. Thanks to everyone who voted online for Axe Cop and all who were involved in honoring us with this award.”
Favourite Reprint Compilation – Absolute All-Star Superman
Favourite Single Story – Daytripper #8
Favourite Continued Story – The Walking Dead
Favourite Cover – Batwoman #0 by J.H. Williams III
Favourite Original Graphic Novel – Scott Pilgrim vol. 6
Favourite Comics-Related Book – 75 Years Of DC Comics by Paul Levitz
Favourite Comics Related Movie Or TV Show – Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
Favourite Magazine About Comics – Wizard
Shame it’s been cancelled, eh?
Favourite Comic Book Related Website – Comic Book Resources
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.