Sarah Glidden’s Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria and Iraq has won the 2017 Lynd Ward Prize for Graphic Novel of the Year. The prize, sponsored by the Penn State University LIbraries, is presented to the best graphic novel, fiction or non-fiction, published in the previous calendar year by a living U.S. or Canadian citizen […]
The 2017 Doug Wright Award nominations have just been announced honoring the best in Canadian comics . It’s the 13th annual go round – winners will be announced at the 2017 Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) on May 14th in what is always a delightful and unexpected experience, accompanied by pomp, circumstance and stunning bunting designed by Seth.
Slate and the Center for Cartoon Studies have announced the winners of the fifth annual Cartoonist Studio Prize. In the print category, Eleanor Davis won for Libby’s Dad (Retrofit and Big Planet Comics) which won much praise among people who comment on indie comics. It’s a powerful exploration of the lines of childhood truth and fantasy, reputation, gossip and […]
Today, the Pulitzer Prizes were announced for 2017. Awarded since 1917, the awards honor both journalistic and artistic achievements. Of note to fans of cartooning, an award for Editorial Cartooning has been awarded since 1924. This year’s recipient, Jim Morin, won it before, in 1996.
The nominations for the 2017 Glyph awards are out. These awards honor “the best in comics made by, for, and about people of color from the preceding calendar year. While it is not exclusive to black creators, it does strive to honor those who have made the greatest contributions to the comics medium in terms […]
I’m still putting together my MoCCA thoughts, but in the meantime, here are the winners of the fourth annual MoCCA Arts Festival Awards of Excellence, which are presented by a judging panel. I dont’ think nominees were ever announced, and I was given winner’s names only not the works they won for but I’ll update when I get […]
Nominations for the Hugo Awards for the best in SF were announced today. After years of pretty gross controversy, the influence of outside factions trying to lessen the visibility of work by women and POC seems to have lessened a bit, which is great. The comics nominations hit a lot of strong work, with both ongoing series by Brian […]
The finalists for the Cartoonist Studio Prize, presented annually by Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies, have just been announced, and it’s a real comics greatest hits 2016 list, including blockbuster March Book Three, critical darlings Rosalie Lightning and Libby’s Dad, On a Sunbeam and so on. The finalists are selected in two categories, […]
Suicide Squad won an Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling last night. It was certainly appropriate because there was a lot of makeup and hairstyling in the movie. And…it was different. However, Suicide Squad now having won as many Oscars as Citizen Kane is still a harsh reality many are just now coming to grips with. Vulture’s […]
A challenging slate of indie comics and the unstoppable March Book Three were nominated for the LA TImes Book Prize.