The winners of the first ever Prism Wards for the best in LGBTQIA+ comics were announced last night at the Queer Comics Expo, and it’s a strong lineup.
The Prism Awards are a new award on the scene, but a welcome one. They were established to to recognize, promote and celebrate diversity and excellence in the field of queer comics. I’m extremely proud to have been asked to be a judge for these first time awards, and to look for work that showcases the “diverse, […]
It’s hard to keep up with all the comics awards news, but the BIG news ia that Baltimore Comicon will host the inaugural edition of the Ringo Awards this September. Named after the late artist Mike Wieringo, the Ringo nominees will be selected by both pros AND fans. As the announcement says: Pro and Fan […]
In the week leading up to the 2017 Will Eisner Awards voting deadline this Friday, the Comics Beat will feature a series of “For Your Consideration” posts highlighting a number of the nominees as a celebration of their well-deserved acknowledgement. We’ll feature some never-before-seen behind the scenes content and some of the books’ gorgeous interiors. We encourage […]
Who’s getting the Finger in 2017? The 2017 Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing to be exact. This year, it’s Bill Messner-Loebs and Jack Kirby. The winners – given to recognize writers, one living, one deceased, who have been overlooked by history – were selected by a blue-ribbon committee chaired by writer-historian Mark Evanier. Kirby’s contribution […]
Dark Horse acquitted itself well in this year’s Eisners with 13 nominations.
This year’s nominees for the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award have just been announced and there are four women and one man; not really a surprising ratio. The Manning is presented to outstanding artistic talent and most of the new interesting cartoonists out there are women. The 2017 nominees are: Rafael de Latorre, artist of […]
Someone had an awesome idea: a Humble Bundle offering $198 worth of award-worthy comics for as little as $1. IN this case, it’s a bundle of 2017 Eisner-nominated comics in digital cross platform no DRM formats. As you may recall, Humble Bundle offers digital downloads of books, games and comics in a pay what you […]
The National Cartoonist Society gave out its big awards, known as the Reubens, over the weekend and editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes won THE Reuben award, the sort-of lifetime achievement/sort-of cartoonist of the year prize that is considered one of the greatest honors in American cartooning. Telnaes has been covering our too-funny-to-be-true political scene in depth for the […]
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 […]