Bitch Planet and March win first Virginia Library Association Diversity Award

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  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 […]

Al Jaffee to get the Harvey Kurtzman Hall of Fame Award

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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 […]

SDCC ’16: The Eisners and 21 must-listen panels in audio

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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.

Valiant dominates 2016 Harvey nominations with 50 nods

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  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 […]

UPDATED – SDCC ’16: John Barrowman to host the Eisner Awards

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By Eva Rinaldi – http://www.flickr.com/photos/evarinaldiphotography/14413533001/, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=33412380 In an email about Comic-Con HQ’s activities at this year’s SDCC, this little nugget was revealed: John Barrowman will be hosting the Eisner Awards. Barrowman is of course a much loved cult fan figure, currently starring on Arrow, who previously made a splash at whe Eisners […]

Svetlana Chmakova’s AWKWARD Wins Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids’ Comics

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Svetlana Chmakova’s Awkward was announced as the winner of the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids’ Comics at last weekend’s Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival (A2CAF). The award, a companion to the McDuffie Award for Diversity in comics, won this year by Ms. Marvel. The McDuffie Award for Kids Comics is sponsored by the non profit […]

Elliot S! Maggin and Richard E. Hughes to receive the Bill Finger Award

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The winners of the 2015 Bill Finger award have been announced and they are Elliot S! Maggin and Richard E. Hughes. The award is presented annually to two writers, one living, one dead, in order to recognize writers who have not previously received proper recognition for their work. The award is named after Bill Finger, the ghost writer for the early Batman stories who invented much of the Caped Crusader’s mythos.