Let’s look at the top categories in 2017’s The Game Awards and pick a few winners.
As is tradition, Publishers Weekly has kicked off the end-of-year Best Books lists (which I contributed to as the PW Graphic Novels Review Editor). Five comics were selected for the 2017 list: Boundless, Jillian Tamaki (Drawn & Quarterly) Sex Fantasy, Sophia Foster-Dimino (Koyama) My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Emil Ferris (Fantagraphics) My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness, Nagata […]
As we’ve mentioned here a few times, the Harvey Awards are on hold this year while they transition from being held at Baltmore Comic-Con to moving to New York Comic Con. But there will be Harvey related activity this year: A reception is being held Saturday at Hudson Mercantile, and the late Darwyn Cooke and […]
This year’s Most Promising New Talent – at least as far as the Ignatz Awards are concerned – is Bianca Xunise, a Chicago-based cartoonist whose work appears on The Nib, Hello Giggles, Bitch Magazine, and NYLON Magazine. “Say Her Name,” the comic she won the Ignatz for, is specifically a powerful statement about the […]
The 2018 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics are now OPEN, and the selection panel has added three people: Jennifer de Guzman, Jamal Igle and Mikki Kendall. Sadly, it has also lost one, as the late Len Wein was also on the committee for the first three years of the award. Just heard the talented Dwayne […]
The annual Joe Shuster Award winners, honoring the best in Canadian comics, were announced over the weekend, in conjunction with Fan Expo Canada I’m guessing. Some excellent winners – and the Cho referred to is the CANADIAN Cho. Webcomics Creator / Créateur de Bandes Dessinées Web TY TEMPLETON – Bun Toons Writer / Scénariste JEFF LEMIRE – Black Hammer […]
The 2017 Ignatz Award nominations have just been announced, and this years honorees are a solid mix of mainstream (March Book 3), indie (My Favorite Thing is Monsters) and micro-press/self-published (Carolyn Nowak, Sabin Cauldron). I draw no wider implications from the list except that comics 2017 artistically speaking are strong. Emil Ferris’s My Favorite Thing is Monsters – kind of the To Kill a Mockingbird of comics at this point – lead with three noms including Outstanding Artist, GN and Story.
Every year, Cartoon Art Museum gives out the Sparky Award to a cartoon artist who embodies the talent, innovation and humanity of Charles M. Schulz. This year’s award went to Jeff Smith, who’s probably best known for the phenomenon that is Bone. Official PR follows: The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to announce that Jeff Smith, best known […]
Before we get into it… Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening, written by Marjorie Liu, illustrated by Sana Takeda, was awarded the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story, besting: Ms. Marvel, Volume 5: Super Famous, written by G. Willow Wilson, illustrated by Takeshi Miyazawa Saga, Volume 6, illustrated by Fiona Staples, written by Brian K. Vaughan, lettered by Fonografiks […]
Last October it was officially announced that The Harvey Awards would be leaving Baltimore Comic Con. While their future home was never confirmed, The Beat learned that ReedPOP would be hosting the Harvey’s moving forward. However, there was never an OFFICIAL announcement of the new home until today. New York Comic Con has been confirmed as […]