2016 Doug Wright Award nominations announced; Simpkins inducted into Hall of Fame

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      More awards! This time for Canadian comics. The nominations for The Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning, have just announced their finalists and they are: 2016 Doug Wright Award for Best Book Dressing by Michael DeForge (Koyama Press) Melody by Sylvie Rancourt (Drawn & Quarterly) Palookaville #22 by Seth (Drawn & Quarterly) […]

Unflattening wins Lynd Ward Prize

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Nick Sousanis’s Unflattening, a theoritcal treatise on the use of visual storytelling, has won the 2016 Lynd Ward Prize for Graphic Novel of the Year. The award is presented annually by Penn State to honor an outstanding graphic novel. “‘Unflattening,’” the jury noted, “is an innovative, multi-layered graphic novel about comics, art and visual thinking. The […]

2016 Eisner Nominations: women receive a record 61 nominations

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The nominations are out! This year’s Eisners are a pretty diverse bunch, and this year’s panel REALLY broke away from thye Marvel/DC axis, with Fantagraphics and Image getting the most nominations. ONly a handful of books garnered more than one nod, as the jury seemed to go with the “lets honor as many as possible” model. Four […]

Jack Ohman wins the 2016Pulitzer Prize for Editorial cartooning

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The Pulitzer Prizes were announced yesterday – Hamilton won one, along with the hearts of everyone, everywhere– and the winner in the editorial cartooning category was Jack Ohman of The Sacramento Bee, the Beat’s favorite newspaper. Matt Davies of Newsday and Steve Sack of Minneapolis The Star Tribune were the finalists. The Pulitzer Comitte praised […]

Boulet and Carol Tyler win 2016 Cartoonist Studio Prizes

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Oh but look! Slate’s Cartoonist Studio Prize 2016 winners for 2016 have just been announced and they are Boulet and Carol Tyler. Tyler won for Soldier’s Heart: The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father, which I was just lauding, a collection of her three volume memoir about her father, WWII vet Chuck Tyler, whose […]

Riad Sattouf’s The Arab of the Future wins LA Times Book Prize

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The LA Times Book Festival rolled out over the weekend, and the annual prized were given and in the graphic novel category the winner was Riad Sattouf and The Arab of the Future: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1978-1984: A Graphic Memoir published here by Metropolitan Books. Sattouf beat out some pretty good competition; […]

Here are all the Society of Illustrators/MoCCA award winners

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In addition to spotlighting indie comics from all over, the MoCCA Festival and Society of Illustrators hand out many awards. Here’s a list of who won what: Thew festival prize is the MoCCA Arts Festival Awards of Excellence, which were handed out Saturday night: Glynnis Fawkes, “Alle Ego“ Pat Dorian, “Lon Chaney Talks Part 2“ […]

And the Eisner Awards submission deadline is Friday, March 18

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While we’re wrapping up awards, this Friday, March 18th is the deadline for submitting your work to the Eisner Awards. All details in this attachment! The Eisners will be announced in a star studded ceremony on July 22nd during the San Diego Comic-Con. Nominees are selected by a committee of experts who meet to hash it […]

2016 Harvey Award Nominations are open

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Ladies and gentlemen, start your voting blocs! The Harveys are voted on by creators including those who “write, draw, ink, color, letter, design, edit, or are otherwise professionally involved in the creative aspect of comics, online or in print.” Comics professionals may note  online at harveyawards.org/2016-nomination-ballot/. Ballots are due for submission by Monday, May 9th, 2016. […]

DINK is coming to Denver and it’s got the DINKie awards

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Denver is getting its very own acronymed CAF now: DINK (Denver Independent Comic & Art Expo); it’s organized by artist/podcaster/Denver Comic Con co-founder Charlie LaGreca. This year’s show will be held March 25-26 at the Sherman Street Event Center.. There’s some more information about the show if you scroll down, but they’ve also kicked things off with The […]