The 2020 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards revealed its winners at the San Diego Comic Con @ Home digital event on July 24, 2020. Both Taiyo Matsumoto’s Cats of the Louvre manga (translated by Michael Arias) and Kamome Shirahama’s Witch Hat Atelier manga (translated by Stephen Kohler) won this year’s Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia award. The award was a tie.
The two manga competed against Paru Itagaki’s BEASTARS (translated by Tomo Kimura), CLAMP’s Magic Knight Rayearth 25th Anniversary Edition (translated by Melissa Tanaka), Moto Hagio’s The Poe Clan (translated by Rachel Thorn) manga, and Keum Suk Gendry-Kim’s Grass (translated by Janet Hong) comic.
Kousuke Oono’s The Way of the Househusband manga (translated by Sheldon Drzka) won the Best Humor Publication category.
Stan Sakai won Best Lettering for Usagi Yojimbo, and his Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo: The Complete Grasscutter Artist Select comic won the Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books award.
Sakai was also accepted into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame, alongside Nell Brinkley, E. Simms Campbell, Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse, Louise Simonson, Don and Maggie Thompson, and Bill Watterson.