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 […]

Slate announces Cartoonist Studio Prize short lists

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Slate’s Cartoonist Studio Prize selects  10 comics each in the print and digital categories, and the 2016 short lists have just been announced. As usual its a fine list of comics. Short lists were compiled by Slate Book Review editor Dan Kois,  CCS Fellow Noah Van Sciver and guest judge, Caitlin McGurk. The prize is presented in conjunction with CCS each […]

2016 Dwayne McDuffie Award nominees announced

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And they are Andre The Giant: Closer to Heaven by Brandon Easton and Denis Medri (IDW Publishing) Fresh Romance, edited by Janelle Asselin (Rosy Press) Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur by Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder and Natacha Bustos (Marvel Entertainment) Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona (Marvel Entertainment); Zana by Jean Barker […]

Four French women cartoonists turn down knighthoods to protest poor treatment

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by Xavier Lancel [Editor’s note: our French correspondent Xavier Lancel turned in a more knowledgeable view of the ongoing controversy surrounding Angouleme, but the minute he turned it in, a NEW phase of the controversy arose: four female cartoonists turning down their selection as Knights of Letters. Male winner Riad Sattouf has accepted his but […]

Angoulême controversy just won’t stop, as the jury issues an apology and Franck Bondoux continues to be un douchebag gigantesque

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The controversy over the “faux Fauves” at Saturday’s awards ceremony at the Angoulême comics festival just won’t die down, and festival director Frank Bondous has been revealed as even more of a Sepp Blatter-like asshole enormé – AS IF THAT WERE EVEN POSSIBLE. And yet it is. As you may recall. on Saturday night, the […]

Angoulême Festival manages to get even worse by humiliating cartoonists with “Faux Fauves”

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Angoulême has really jumped the shark this year. Not content with showing a medieval level knowledge of art and comics history by claiming that there were no significant women in the history of comics, the Festival has outraged everyone with what, from Google translate and the flood of legit outrage on my social media, was […]