2013 Eisner Awards announced; the winner is….
And I’m back! In the States! I probably won’t be back to regular posting for a week yet (being away for nearly a month means there’s plenty I have to catch up on in real life before I get back to writing reviews and stuff). However, it’s time to announce the winner of this year’s Eisner Award… which is pretty old news as of this posting. Hey, man, I had some jet lag and some chronic recurring illnesses to get through first. I cannot operate at the speed of the internet. More like the speed of a geriatric turtle.
So! The votes are in. The winner for the Best Digital Comic for 2013 is… DRUMROLL PLEASE…
Bandette, by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover, the comic about a chipper thief in an red fright wig and a mask.
It is the first digital comic winner that’s downloadable only through print comic digital services such as Comixology. (Hence, it is also, not technically, a webcomic.) It was also the one predicted by the mystical formula of the Sugarshock-o-meter, which has had only one incorrect prediction since its incorporation in 2008. This makes it the most accurate predictor of Best Digital Comic winners of all time? Never mind the tiny detail that it’s the only predictor of Best Digital Comic winners of all time.
Incidentally, the Bandette win means that no webcomics won at this year’s Eisners. I mean, Ryan North won for something… but it was for a comic in the supposedly obsolete floppy format. Guess we’re going to have to wait for the Harveys for webcomics to be getting awards again.