Valiant dominates 2016 Harvey nominations with 50 nods


  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


By Eva Rinaldi –, CC BY-SA 2.0, 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


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


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.

2016 Russ Manning Award nominees are announced and three of them are women


The wave of promising young female cartoonists that we’ve all been seeing change the face of comics got a bit of an endorsement with the release of this year’s nominees for the Russ Manning the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award.

The Manning Award, as it’s commonly know, is presented every year at the San Diego Comic-Con as part of the Eisner Awards to “a comics artist who, early in his or her career, shows a superior knowledge and ability in the art of creating comics.”

The 2016 nominees are:

13 Panels from TCAF in audio and the heartbreaking Doug Wright Awards


Jamie Coville has, as always, recorded the best of the panels from TCAF, including a shocking number in which I participated. YOU can hear the audio of the panels here and the DWAs here. The DWAs are notable for the extraordinary remembrance that Seth offered or Dawwyn Cooke and also the induction of James Simpkins into the Giants […]

San Diego Comic-Con and Lionsgate maybe brewing up some kind of major awards show


Yesterday Deadline got a hot tip that Comic-Con International (which puts on SDCC) and Lionsgate — already thick as thieves over Comic-Con HQ — were brewing up something else: a big awards show, with CCI’s David Glanzer and Lionsgate’s Jen O’Connell the brewmeisters. No details, just a juicy rumor. Reached for comment, Glanzer went to […]

Tex Minos wins 2015 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship


The National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF) has presented the 2015 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship to Sheridan College animation major Tex Minos, who has a tumblr here. He was chosen from over 100 applicants for the award, which includes a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award Weekend in Memphis, TN […]

Ignatz Awards submissions close on June 7th


More awards! The Ignatz awards, presented at the Small Press Expo to outstanding indie comics, are now accepting submissions, with a June 7th deadline. More info here but the basics are below:  Categories are: • Outstanding Artist • Outstanding Anthology or Collection • Outstanding Graphic Novel • Outstanding Story • Promising New Talent • Outstanding […]