In a reflection of the current diversifying comics market, and more broadly of the fragmented entertainment market, a wide variety of genres, publishers, and creators took awards at the 2019 Eisner Awards ceremony on Friday night.

First Second took home the most awards for publications, with four awards in the Kids, Teens, Reality-Based, and International Material categories.

IDW Publishing was second with three awards, two in archival categories, plus an early readers win.

Marvel, DC Comics, BOOM! Studios, and Image Comics each had two awards for publications, and Lion Forge, VIZ Media, Kodansha Comics, and Dark Horse Comics each had one.

The award counts above do not include awards given to creators for publications by those publishers (and others).

Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award
La Revisteria Comics, Alejandro Gonzalez, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Best Short Story
"The Talk of the Saints," by Tom King and Jason Fabok, in Swamp Thing Winter Special (DC Comics)

Best Single Issue/One-Shot
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #310, by Chip Zdarsky (Marvel)

Best Continuing Series
Giant Days, by John Allison, Max Sarin, and Julia Madrigal (BOOM! Box)

Best Limited Series
Mister Miracle, by Tom King and Mitch Gerads (DC Comics)

Best New Series
Gideon Falls, by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino (Image Comics)

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)
Johnny Boo and the Ice Cream Computer, by James Kochalka (Top Shelf Productions/IDW Publishing)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 9–12)
The Divided Earth, by Faith Erin Hicks (First Second Books)

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13–17)
The Prince and the Dressmaker, by Jen Wang (First Second Books)

Best Humor Publication
Giant Days, by John Allison, Max Sarin, and Julia Madrigal (BOOM! Box)

Best Anthology
Puerto Rico Strong, edited by Marco Lopez, Desiree Rodriguez, Hazel Newlevant, Derek Ruiz, and Neil Schwartz (Lion Forge)

Best Reality-Based Work
Is This Guy For Real? The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman, by Box Brown (First Second Books)

Best Graphic Album—New
My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image Comics)

Best Graphic Album—Reprint
The Vision hardcover, by Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, and Michael Walsh (Marvel)

Best Adaptation from Another Medium
"Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley, in Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection, adapted by Junji Ito, translated by Jocelyne Allen (VIZ Media)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material
Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World, by Pénélope Bagieu, translated by Montana Kane (First Second Books)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia
Tokyo Tarareba Girls, by Akiko Higashimura (Kodansha Comics)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips
Star Wars: Classic Newspaper Strips, vol. 3, by Archie Goodwin and Al Williamson, edited by Dean Mullaney (Library of American Comics/IDW Publishing)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books
Bill Sienkiewicz’s Mutants and Moon Knights… And Assassins... Artifact Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW Publishing)

Best Writer
Tom King, Batman, Mister Miracle, Heroes in Crisis, Swamp Thing Winter Special (DC Comics)

Best Writer/Artist
Jen Wang, The Prince and the Dressmaker (First Second Books)

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team
Mitch Gerads, Mister Miracle (DC Comics)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)
Dustin Nguyen, Descender (Image Comics)

Best Cover Artist (for multiple covers)
Jen Bartel, Blackbird (Image Comics); Submerged (Vault Comics)

Best Coloring
Matt Wilson, Black Cloud, Paper Girls, The Wicked + The Divine (Image); The Mighty Thor, Runaways (Marvel)

Best Lettering
Todd Klein, Black Hammer: Age of Doom, Neil Gaiman’s A Study in Emerald (Dark Horse); Batman: White Night (DC); Books of Magic, Eternity Girl (Vertigo/DC); The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest (Top Shelf Productions/IDW Publications)

Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism (tie)
Back Issue, edited by Michael Eury (TwoMorrows)
PanelxPanel magazine, edited by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou,

Best Comics-Related Book
Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists, by Martha H. Kennedy (University Press of Mississippi)

Best Academic/Scholarly Work
Sweet Little C*nt: The Graphic Work of Julie Doucet, by Anne Elizabeth Moore (Uncivilized Books)

Best Publication Design
Will Eisner’s A Contract with God: Curator’s Collection, designed by John Lind (Kitchen Sink/Dark Horse Comics)

Best Digital Comic
Umami, by Ken Niimura (Panel Syndicate)

Best Webcomic
The Contradictions, by Sophie Yanow,

Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award
Lorena Alvarez, writer/artist of Hicotea and Nightlights

Hall of Fame
Four people were chosen by the judges in January (see "Four Picked for Eisner Hall of Fame").  Six others were inducted on Friday night by vote:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Jenette Kahn
Paul Levitz
Wendy & Richard Pini
Bill Sienkiewicz

The Bill Finger and Bob Clampett Award winners were named last month (see "Bill Finger, Bob Clampett Award Winners, Russ Manning Nominees")

Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award
Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico
Lisa Wood, Thought Bubble Festival

Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing
E. Nelson Bridwell
Mike Friedrich

Here is the full list of nominees (see "The 2019 Eisner Award Nominees").