Presented last night at at the Long Beach Comic Con. Leah Adezio Award for Best Kid-Friendly Work: Diana Nock, The Intrepid Girlbot Best Female Character: Ramona Flowers, Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O’Malley Kim Yale Award for Most Talented Newcomer: Kathryn Immonen: “The Runaways” Lulu of the Year: Kate Beaton Woman of Distinction Award: Lauren […]
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Friends of Lulu president Valerie D’Orazio announces that this years Friends of Lulu Awrds will have a new home — the Long Beach Comic Con. Nominations are open to the public, and can be made here — but hurry the deadline is August 23rd.
After nearly shutting down just a few weeks ago, Friends of Lulu has reemerged with an interim volunteer board. In addition, missing financial records have been recovered, and the organization is moving forward once again.
As mentioned here before, nominations for the 2008 Lulu Awards are open. Anyone can nominate. These are the categories: The Women Cartoonists Hall of Fame nominees must have published work, whether self-published, company-published, or Web-published. An individual cannot win more than once. Women of Distinction nominees must have worked in the comic industry in a […]
With the San Diego con news cycle increasingly taken over by mega movie marketing events it was perhaps inevitable that a few events would migrate to other venues — one such is now the Annual Friends of Lulu Awards, which are moving to MoCCA, as the following PR shows. Should be a fun party! Nominations […]
Sheigh Crabtree is there: Despite a grim convention room backdrop, Friends of Lulu organizers did what they could to personalize the scene. A cold lemonade dispenser and a bowl of cubed ice with tongs sat next to a covered table chock-a-block with frosted brownies, trays decorated with tiny purple flowers. The sweet nothings were a […]
Apparently they are rioting in Canada over the fact that a man was nominated for the Kim Yale award.
If by rioting, you mean writing some articles for the internet. Von Allan , the man in question nominated for the previously all-female Kim Yale Award for Most Talented Newcomer, was interviewed by the CBC and this gave rise to a couple of pieces, noting what a groundbreaker he was being nominated for an award traditionally given to women cartoonists:
Over on her blog, Valerie D’Orazio announces that as of January she will no longer be running Friends of Lulu, the organization formed to promote women in comics. Instead she’ll be putting her efforts toward a new organization called “Comics are for Everyone.”