The Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic, which I totally called
Courtesy of ComixTalk’s Xaviar Xerexes, we now know the winner of the 2008 Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic. Envelope, please! The award goes to…
Joss Whedon’s SugarShock!
Longtime readers of The Webcomic Overlook may remember that I totally called it on the review that I posted at the ComixTalk site. Not that it was any huge surprise. This is the second year in a row that the top award went to a creator that was already well established in the print comic realm. Unlike last year’s winner, the Sam & Max online comic*, SugarShock! is actually pretty good. And why not? Whedon is a decent enough comic writer. And the Dark Horse Presents format just may be the one to follow for flash-based comics.
I was personally rooting for The Abominable Charles Christopher, though.
* – After pooh-poohing the 2007 Eisner winner in my review, readers have told me that Steve Purcell deserved the award and how great Sam & Max Hit The Road was. Perhaps. However, the award went to the digital comic, which, seriously, was not that great. It was basically a throw-away bonus comic that was bundled with the episodic video game.