Last Night, the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention presented the Annual Glyph awards. The award was held in Philadelphia at TECH Freire Charter School in a departure from its typical venue at the African American History Museum of Philadelphia. The awards began with a bang as writer Brandon Easton and artists Tony Vargas and […]
It’s the greatest night of the year! The Doug Wright Awards presented at TCAF in Toronto. Only three awards and a Hall of Fame are given out, but it’s still a place that people want to be! It’s a good crowd for the Wrights. I’m told this year’s awards are unusual but I don’t know […]
Just a few hours ago I noted that Sonny Liew is a certified comics genius, and now he’s leading this year’s Eisner Award nominations with six for his The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye which is, by most definitions, a masterpiece. The book, a social history of Singapore, uses a dizzying array of comics styles […]
Sarah Glidden’s Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria and Iraq has won the 2017 Lynd Ward Prize for Graphic Novel of the Year. The prize, sponsored by the Penn State University LIbraries, is presented to the best graphic novel, fiction or non-fiction, published in the previous calendar year by a living U.S. or Canadian citizen […]
The 2017 Doug Wright Award nominations have just been announced honoring the best in Canadian comics . It’s the 13th annual go round – winners will be announced at the 2017 Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) on May 14th in what is always a delightful and unexpected experience, accompanied by pomp, circumstance and stunning bunting designed by Seth.
Slate and the Center for Cartoon Studies have announced the winners of the fifth annual Cartoonist Studio Prize. In the print category, Eleanor Davis won for Libby’s Dad (Retrofit and Big Planet Comics) which won much praise among people who comment on indie comics. It’s a powerful exploration of the lines of childhood truth and fantasy, reputation, gossip and […]
Today, the Pulitzer Prizes were announced for 2017. Awarded since 1917, the awards honor both journalistic and artistic achievements. Of note to fans of cartooning, an award for Editorial Cartooning has been awarded since 1924. This year’s recipient, Jim Morin, won it before, in 1996.
The nominations for the 2017 Glyph awards are out. These awards honor “the best in comics made by, for, and about people of color from the preceding calendar year. While it is not exclusive to black creators, it does strive to honor those who have made the greatest contributions to the comics medium in terms […]
I’m still putting together my MoCCA thoughts, but in the meantime, here are the winners of the fourth annual MoCCA Arts Festival Awards of Excellence, which are presented by a judging panel. I dont’ think nominees were ever announced, and I was given winner’s names only not the works they won for but I’ll update when I get […]
Nominations for the Hugo Awards for the best in SF were announced today. After years of pretty gross controversy, the influence of outside factions trying to lessen the visibility of work by women and POC seems to have lessened a bit, which is great. The comics nominations hit a lot of strong work, with both ongoing series by Brian […]