Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, and Dave Stewart’s Gideon Falls took home the Best New Series Award at the 2019 Eisner Awards.
Lemire accepted the award on behalf of the entire creative team at the annual celebration for the best in graphic storytelling (which is held annually at San Diego Comic Con). The noir horror series had stiff competition, beating out fellow horror series Bitter Root (by David Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Green), Crowded (by Christopher Sebela, Ro Stein, and Ted Brandt), Isola (by Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl), Man-Eaters (by Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk), and Skyward (by Joe Henderson and Lee Garbett). Every one of the best new series nominees were published by Image Comics.
Gideon Falls has received a plethora of industry and fan praise (and Sorrentino also won Horror News Network’s Best Artist Award for the series in 2018) for its blend of horror and mystery in both a rural and urban setting.
If you need to catch up on the series, the first two collected volumes are currently available, and Gideon Falls Volume 3: Stations of the Cross will be released on October 22.