Speaking of Stranger Things, Television Academy voters must have a huge sense of justice, and maybe humor, as Shannon Purser has been nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series category. The nod is already drawing shock and some controversy, but when you think about it. Purser’s brief performance made such […]
Oh dang I forgot the Canadian branch of comics awards, the Doug Wrights and the Joe Shusters, the latter of which just announced their 2017 nominees. Winners will be announced the first weekend of September 2017 in Toronto, ON. Exact date and time, venue & the Master of Ceremonies to be announced July 30, 2017 […]
Comics’ awards rush continues with the announcement of the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards, a name lacking perhaps in snap and brio. May I suggest calling them the EGLAs or something? Anyway, the awards are the provenance of Pop Culture Classroom, the educational non-profit that puts on Denver Comic Con. The awards will debut at the 2018 […]
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 […]