Graphic novelists Yang and Redniss win MacArthur”genius” grants

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  Two comickers have won MacArthur Fellows grants, commonly known as the “Genius”grants, as announced today: Gene Luen Yang and Lauren Redniss. Along with 21 other winners, Yang and Redniss will receive a $625,000 grant reflecting “their exceptional creativity and potential for future contributions to their fields.” Gene Luen Yang is of course well known for his […]

Live blogging the 2016 Ignatz Awards

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Hey hey, don’t know how long my power will last, but we’re here for the only US comics awards that cartoonists RACE to get to. Director Warren Bernard thanks volunteers and guests and remembers Alvin Buenaventura and Richard Thompson Nate Powell: I feel SPX is my home planet. “It’s proven itself the most inclusive scene I’ve […]

The Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics announces 2017 judges

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Entering its third year, the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics is a prestigious honor and a wonderful way to keep McDuffie’s spirit alive. The judges for 2017 have just been announced, and entries are open. And disclaimer, I am once again a judge and extremely honored to do so. The awards have a new […]

Next Year’s Angoulême Comics Festival Will Not Be As Awful As This Year’s

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Relying on the old Google translate a bit here, but it looks like the 44th Festival of Comics of Angoulême has taken some steps to make sure it is not as horrible, sexist and out of touch as this year’s, an event which provided months of fodder for scorn, sarcasm and calling people “un cretin […]

Watch Dean Haspiel, Vivek J. Tiwary and a hilarious video appearance by Stan Lee at the Harvey Awards

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You’ve read about Dean Haspiel’s moving speech at the Harvey Awards. Now you can watch it and more from the Harvey Awards and Baltimore Comic Con, all courtesy of  Jeff Newelt AKA Jahfurry who took the photos and video on behalf of Harvey Awards host  Vivek J. Tiwary (writer/producer of ‘The Fifth Beatle’). You can see all the […]

Bob Kane and Neil Gaiman Among Winners at Worldcon 2016!

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Last weekend,  MidAmeriCon II hosted the 2016 Worldcon, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention. Every year, the big gala is the Hugo Awards banquet. What makes the Hugos different from other awards is that it is voted on by fans, specifically those who have purchased memberships to Worldcon. The members vote on the nominees, usually receive […]

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye wins Singapore Literature Prize

    The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, Sonny Liew’s incredible history of Singapore told through an invented comics history, has become the first graphic novel to win the Singapore Literature Prize for English Fiction. It also won Book of the Year at the Singapore Book Awards. The accolades come as some vindication for Liew; […]

2016 Ignatz Nominees announced 

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The Nominees for this year’s Ignatz award have been announced. The slate features a bit of a return to veteran cartoonists such as Daniel Clowes, Kim Deitch, and Adrian Tomine. However, mixed in with the greats are some new guard cartoonists including the ubiquitous Tillie Walden. Overall, it looks like a great list with great comics. What […]