BREAKING: March Book Three Wins National Book Award


  At tonight’s National Book Awards – the Oscars of books – March Book Three won in the Young People’s Literature category. It’s the first graphic novel ever to win an NBA. You're looking at the first people to ever win the National Book Award for a comic. — Leigh Walton (@leighwalton) November 17, 2016 […]

Amazon names Best Graphic Novels of 2016


The end of year lists are coming –  Amazon has selected 20 books in an unranked order – no big surprises, all highly praised books. Nice to see a small book like Daryl Seitchik’s Exits on the list, along with blockbusters like Ghost and Black Panther – if anything this is a very mainstream greatest hits.  March […]

2016 Joe Shuster Award winners announced: Lemire, Skroce, Tamaki and more


The winners of the 2016 Joe Shuster Awards were announced last night at the Forest City Comic Con in London, ON. The awards are presented by the Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards Association and they honor the best in Canadian comics creators. (Superman co-creator Joe Shuster was born in Toronto.) The winners are below marked with […]

Best of 2016: PW’s Best Books of the year kicks it all off with five picks


Yep it’s time for the best of lists to start rolling out. Publishers Weekly traditionally starts the process and here’s the five graphic novels on the Best Books list: The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, Sonny Liew (Pantheon) How to Survive in the North, Luke Healy (Nobrow) March: Book Three, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, […]

Manga About A British Explorer Wins the German Children’s Literature Award for Nonfiction!


The Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (German Youth Literature Prize) is awarded each year as part of the festivities surrounding the Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair). Celebrating its 60th year, it is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Families, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. This year, the award for nonfiction was awarded to Kristina Gehrmann, for the first […]

CXC: Tyler and Aragones share CXC Master Award; Trudeau and Czap also honored


  The CXC festival was held over the last four days in Columbus and the Sunday night driving home tweets were all very happy. I’ve pieced together the award winners from Tweets and Instagrams and what not. You can see more photos and news at the CXC FB page. The CXC Master Award was shared […]

Charles Adlard named UK Comics Laureate


He’s not quite Bob Dylan yet, but Walking Dead Artist Charlie Adlard was just named the UK’s Comics Laureate at a ceremony at the Lake Comics Festival which is now going on. Adlard succeeds Dave Gibbons in this august role. As both a gentleman and an artist who knows his way around severed heads, oozing […]

Harvey Awards to partner with ReedPOP, leaving Baltimore Comic-Con


Update: A pervious version of this story used the word “purchased” regarding ReedPOP’s invlvement but it is a partnership similar to the one the Harvey Awards had with Baltimore Comic Con. The Beat has learned that ReedPOP, the company that runs New York Comic Con and 28 other pop culture events worldwide, will partner with the Harvey […]

March Book 3 is named National Book Award Finalist


March Book Three, the inspiring story of the US civil rights movement and the life of Rep. John Lewis, continues its awards season progress as it was named a finalist in the Young People’s Literature category. It’s only the fourth graphic novel to be nominated for this prestigious award, but yet another triumph for this book.  What […]