2021 Eisner Award Winners & Nominees

The 2021 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were announced this week at Comic-Con. The awards have several categories specifically for comics for youth. Here are the winners and nominees in those categories:

BEST PUBLICATION FOR EARLY READERS (up to age 8)

WINNER

Cover for Our Little Kitchen

Our Little Kitchen by Jillian Tamaki

NOMINEES

Cover for Bear

Bear by Ben Queen and Joe Todd-Stanton

Cover for Cat Kid Comic Club

Cat Kid Comic Club by Dav Pilkey

Cover for Donut Feed the Squirrels

Donut Feed the Squirrels by Mika Song

Cover for Kodi (Book 1)

Kodi by Jared Cullum (Also nominated for Best Painter/Multimedia Artist)

Cover for Lift

Lift by Minh Lê and Dan Santat

BEST PUBLICATION FOR KIDS (ages 9-12)

WINNER

Cover for Superman Smashes the Klan

Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru (Also won Best Adaption from Another Medium)

NOMINEES

Cover for Doodleville

Doodleville by Chad Sell

Cover for Go with the Flow

Go with the Flow by Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann

Cover for Mister Invincible

Mister Invincible: Local Hero by Pascal Jousselin (Also nominated for Best Writer/Artist)

Cover for Snapdragon

Snapdragon by Kat Leyh

Cover for Twins

Twins by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright

BEST PUBLICATION FOR TEENS

WINNER

Cover for Dragon Hoops

Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang (Also nominated for Best Reality-Based Work & Best Writer/Artist)

NOMINEES

Cover for Check, Please! Book 2

Check, Please! Book 2: Sticks and Scones by Ngozi Ukazu

Cover for Displacement

Displacement by Niki Hughes

Cover for Fights

Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence by Joel Christian Gill

Cover for A Map to the Sun

A Map to the Sun by Sloane Leong

Cover for When Stars Are Scattered

When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed (Also nominated for Best Graphic Memoir)

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