Prize season is underway, and here’s the sixth annual Cartoonist Studio Prize shortlists, courtesy of Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies, Winners will be announced on March 30.
10 nominees were selected in each of two categories, print and web. I’m proud to say we spotlighted several of the webcomics shortlist in our “Free Comics” feature last year, so time to bring that back!
And oh yeah, My Favorite Thing is Monsters made the list.
The Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Print Comic of the Year: 2017 Shortlist
The Academic Hour by Keren Katz. Secret Acres.
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui. Abrams ComicArts.
Boundless by Jillian Tamaki. Drawn and Quarterly.
“Breath, Plucked from Heaven” by Shivana Sookdeo in Elements: Fire. Beyond Press.
“Gaylord Phoenix No. 7” by Edie Fake. Perfectly Acceptable.
Language Barrier by Hannah K. Lee. Koyama Press.
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris. Fantagraphics.
One More Year by Simon Hanselmann. Fantagraphics.
Tenements, Towers & Trash by Julia Wertz. Black Dog & Leventhal.
You & a Bike & a Road by Eleanor Davis. Koyama Press.
The Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Web Comic of the Year: 2017 Shortlist
“A Fire Story” by Brian Fies.
Agents of the Realm by Mildred Louis.
“A GoFundMe Campaign Is Not Health Insurance” by Ted Closson.
Leaving Richard’s Valley by Michael DeForge.
Neighbors by Christina Tran.
“The Price of Acceptance” by Sarah Winifred Searle.
Reported Missing by Eleri Harris
“Somebody Told Me” by Jesse England.
“Whose Free Speech? ” by Ben Passmore.
Wonderlust by Diana Nock.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.