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, 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; […]
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 […]
The Virginia LIbrary Association (VLA) has announced the winners of their first ever Graphic Novel Diversity Awards. The prize celebrates diversity in comics form, and for the first year, ten publishers submitted 22 titles (published in 2015) in two categories: Adult and Youth. Winner receives $500 from the VLA Diversity and Inclusion Forum, and will be […]
Legendary is a word often over used, but Al Jaffee is truly a legendary cartoonist. Still drawing Mad magazine’s fold-ins at age 95, he’s been named the world’s oldest working cartoonist, and now he’ll be the latest winner of the Harvey Kurtzman Hall of Fame Award, which will be presented as part of the Harvey […]
As usual, brave Jamie Coville has recorded the Eisner Award ceremony and 21 other panels (one or two with me on it) for your listening pleasure. These all sound pretty amazing, from Paul Gulacy to We Need Diverse Comics to Emily Carroll.
And for an added bonus, listen to the Eisner Awards for th immortal “Macabre” moment that none who were present will EVER forget.
Hey hey hey I’ve found some dwindling Wi-fi and we’ll be doing this for as long as we can. The night begins with Jackie Estrada telling us interest in the Eisners has soared this year, buoyed by the strength of the nominees. We’re in for an interesting night with John Barrowman hosting. Barrowman bounds on […]
MTV and Jolly Rancher have teamed up for some “Fandom of the Year” awards, for the third time, although I guess I missed the first two. Voting is open on Facebook, although “Ship of the Year” votes can only be cast on Tumblr. These Viacom peepes are pretty smart. The winner will be announced at the […]
The 2016 Harvey nominations have just been announced, and as in past years, Valiant was the overwhelming favorite of the voting block with some 50 nominations out of some 142 total, including all but one nominees in five categories. Despite appearances, nominees are not voted on by Valiant fans, but rather industry professionals via an […]