Featuring Beat staff members and special contributions from some of the best cartoonists of the year. It was a wild year but there were some good comics to keep us entertained and thinking.
Continuing its “march” to end of year accolades, (sorry) March Book Three topped the annual PW Graphic Novel Critics Poll. Rosalie Lightning came in second and Teh Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, How to tSurvive in the North, One Hundred Nights of Hero and Irmina were all tied for thirrd. There are about 40 […]
The slate of judges for the 2017 Eisner Awards have been announced and it’s a strong slate with a wide range of knowledge. These six brave souls will gather in a room for two days to go over piles and piles of comics eventually releasing a list of nominees that will make some people overjoyed, and […]
The Goodreads Readers Choice Awards have been running for a while and the winners have been chosen. The Amazon-owned social network for readers annually polls users for their top picks in 20 categories. And the winner in the Graphic Novel categories was Sarah Anderson’s whimsical webcomic collection, Adulthood is a Myth. Published by Andrews McMeel, […]
The Official Selections 2017 for the FauvesOfficial Selections 2017 for the Fauves, the comics awards presented every year at the Angoulême comics festival, have been announced, with a generous helping of US comics, including Daniel Clowes’ Patience, Saga, Bitch Planet and Richard Thompson’s Cul-de-Sac, Jupiter’s Legacy by MIllar and Quitely, FAmily Fun by Benjamin Frisch and…well all sorts of things […]
The always impeccable Michael Cavna has announced his Best Graphic Novels of 2016. It’s a solid list; we’ll be seeing every one of these titles on a LOT of lists. Check out the link for erudite commentary.
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. pic.twitter.com/y1AhhKdCyD — Leigh Walton (@leighwalton) November 17, 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]