Urasawa's 20th Century Boys Manga Wins Eisner Award
posted on 2011-07-23 02:26 EDT by Egan Loo
Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys won an Eisner Award in the Best U.S. Edition of International Material - Asia category at Comic-Con International on Friday. This is the first win for Urasawa. The manga was competing against Osamu Tezuka's Ayako, Yumi Unita's Bunny Drop, Moto Hagio's A Drunken Dream and Other Stories, and Natsume Ono's House of Five Leaves.
Darwyn Cooke won the award for Best Writer/Artist for Richard Stark's Parker: The Outfit, while John Layman and Rob Guillory's Chew won the Best Continuing Series category; Uraswa was nominated in both categories for 20th Century Boys.
Nobuaki Tadano's 7 Billion Needles was nominated for Best Adaptation from Another Work, but The Marvelous Land of Oz, adapted by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young from the works of L. Frank Baum, won the award.