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The Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing is an American award for excellence in comic book writing.[1] The awards committee, chaired by Mark Evanier, is charged each year with selecting two recipients, one living and one deceased. The award, along with the Eisner Awards, is presented in July of each year at the annual San Diego Comic-Con. It was established by Bill Finger's colleague and fellow writer Jerry Robinson.

Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing
Awarded forExcellence in comic book writing
Sponsored byDC Comics, Heritage Auctions, Maggie Thompson
CountryUnited States
Hosted bySan Diego Comic-Con
First awarded2005
Websitehttps://www.comic-con.org/awards/bill-finger-award-node
Robinson sitting at a table smiling
Jerry Robinson (pictured 2011) created the award

Evanier in 2003 said the premise of the award was "to recognize writers for a body of work that has not received its rightful reward and/or recognition. That was what Jerry Robinson intended as his way of remembering his friend, Bill Finger. Bill is still kind of the industry poster boy for writers not receiving proper reward or recognition."[2]

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  1. ^ "New Writing Achievement Award to Honor Bill Finger". San Diego Comic-Con International. 2005. Archived from the original on May 9, 2005.
  2. ^ a b "Bill Finger Award Recipients Announced". San Diego Comic-Con International. May 17, 2013. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.
  3. ^ "Siegel, Drake to Receive First Bill Finger Award". San Diego Comic-Con International. Archived from the original on July 5, 2008. Retrieved June 20, 2008.
  4. ^ "Schwartz, Kurtzman To Receive Second Bill Finger Award". San Diego Comic-Con International. Archived from the original on 2008-07-25. Retrieved 2008-06-20.
  5. ^ Evanier, Mark (June 5, 2007). "This Year's Bill Finger Award". NewsFromMe.com. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved June 20, 2008.
  6. ^ "Archie Goodwin, Larry Lieber to Receive Bill Finger Award". San Diego Comic-Con International. Archived from the original on September 13, 2008. Retrieved July 27, 2008.
  7. ^ "John Broome, Frank Jacobs to Receive 2009 Bill Finger Award". San Diego Comic-Con International. 2009. Archived from the original on 29 December 2009.
  8. ^ "Otto Binder, Gary Friedrich to Receive 2010 Bill Finger Award". San Diego Comic-Con International. 2010. Archived from the original on July 26, 2010.
  9. ^ "Bob Haney, Del Connell to Receive 2011 Bill Finger Award". Archived from the original on December 11, 2011.
  10. ^ "Frank Doyle, Steve Skeates to Receive Bill Finger Award at 2012 Eisner Awards". www.cbr.com. Retrieved 2019-07-01.
  11. ^ "Robert Kanigher, Bill Mantlo, Jack Mendelsohn to Receive 2014 Bill Finger Award". San Diego Comic-Con International. 2014. Archived from the original on March 29, 2014.
  12. ^ "Don McGregor, John Stanley Are the 2015 Bill Finger Award Recipients". San Diego Comic-Con International. 2016. Archived from the original on April 5, 2016.
  13. ^ "Elliot S! Maggin, Richard E. Hughes to Receive 2016 Bill Finger Award". San Diego Comic-Con International. 2016. Archived from the original on February 15, 2017. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  14. ^ "Bill Messner-Loebs and Jack Kirby to Receive 2017 Bill Finger Award". San Diego Comic-Con International. 2017. Archived from the original on 19 November 2017.
  15. ^ "Joye Murchison Kelly, Dorothy Roubicek Woolfolk to Receive 2018 Bill Finger Award". San Diego Comic-Con International. 2018. Archived from the original on 5 February 2019.
  16. ^ "Mike Friedrich, E. Nelson Bridwell to Receive 2019 Bill Finger Award". San Diego Comic-Con International. 2019. Archived from the original on 3 July 2019.