1997 Eisner Award for Best Lettering

Named for writer & artist Will Eisner, creator of "The Spirit" comic book. This award was created when the Kirby awards were split in two in 1988. The members of the Kirby Awards' Hall of Fame were all considered to have been inducted into the Eisner Awards Hall of Fame. - Comic Book Awards Almanac

Nominees
• Todd Klein - The Sandman,: Death: The Time of Your Life; House of Secrets; The Dreaming (DC/Vertigo); Batman; The Spectre; Kingdom Come (DC)

• Stan Sakai - Groo (Epic/Image); Usagi Yojimbo (Mirage)

• Dave Sim - Cerebus (Aardvark-Vanaheim)

• Richard Starkings and Comicraft - Batman: The Long Halloween (DC);Generation X (Marvel)

• Chris Ware - Acme Novelty Company #7 (Fantagraphics)

Winner
Todd Klein

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