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Gengoroh Tagame's My Brother's Husband Manga Wins Eisner Award

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Akira manga's 35th anniversary edition also wins 2 awards

The 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards revealed its winners at Comic-Con International: San Diego on Saturday, and Gengoroh Tagame's My Brother’s Husband manga won this year's Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia award.

The manga competed against Jiro Taniguchi's Furari, Satoru Noda's Golden Kamuy, Moto Hagio's Otherworld Barbara, and Junji Ito's Shiver: Junji Ito Selected Stories.

Kodansha Comics' 35th anniversary edition of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira manga won the Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books award as well as the Best Publication Design award. Haruko Hashimoto, Ajani Oloye, and Lauren Scanlan edited the complete hardcover box set, and Phil Balsman, Akira Saitō (Veia), Norma Editorial, and MASH•ROOM provided designs.

The late Jiro Taniguchi was nominated for Best Writer/Artist for Furari and Louis Vuitton Travel Guide: Venice, both published by Fanfare / Ponent Mon. Emil Ferris won the award for My Favorite Thing Is Monsters.

Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi's The Dam Keeper was nominated for Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17), but Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda's Monstress won the award.

Dark Horse Comics' release of Gou Tanabe's H.P. Lovecraft's The Hound and Other Stories, translated by Zack Davisson, received a nomination in the Best Adaptation from Another Medium category, but Damian Duffy and John Jennings' adaptation of Octavia Butler's Kindred novel won the award.

No manga won awards at the event last year.

Source: The Beat (Kyle Pinion)

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