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 […]

Harvey Award Nomination ballots are due TODAY!


Ch3gLQRWsAEkqbk.jpg Voting for the Harvey Award nominations ends tonight at midnight, PDT. To be clear that 11:59 PM PDT. The nominating ballot ca be found here. Nominations are chosen bu comics professionals, and if you don’t vote you can’t complain about the nominees. If you’re confused about who to vote for, people are doing some […]

Five cartoonists nominated for this year’s Reuben Award


This week the nominees for the Cartoonists of the Year, aka THE Reuben, presented yearly by the National Cartoonists Society, were announced and they are: Lynda Barry Stephan Pastis Hilary Price Michael Ramirez Mark Tatulli Partis and Price were nominated last year (Roz Chast was the winner.) This is the first time I ever remember […]

Russ Manning Award submissions are now open


The Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award is presented annually to a talented new artist, and submissions have opened with a May 27 deadline. All the details are in the link, but here are the eligibility requirements: 1. The artist must be a newcomer to the comics field, with no professional work published prior to January […]

Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids’ Comics shortlist announced


  The honoring of good comics in memory of Dwayne McDuffie continues with the announcement of the shortlist for the second annual McDuffie Awards for Kids Comics. The prize, which is sponsored by Kids Read Comics, will be announced at the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival on June 18. The shortlist was sleected from “excellent comics aimed at […]

2016 Doug Wright Award nominations announced; Simpkins inducted into Hall of Fame

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      More awards! This time for Canadian comics. The nominations for The Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning, have just announced their finalists and they are: 2016 Doug Wright Award for Best Book Dressing by Michael DeForge (Koyama Press) Melody by Sylvie Rancourt (Drawn & Quarterly) Palookaville #22 by Seth (Drawn & Quarterly) […]

Unflattening wins Lynd Ward Prize


Nick Sousanis’s Unflattening, a theoritcal treatise on the use of visual storytelling, has won the 2016 Lynd Ward Prize for Graphic Novel of the Year. The award is presented annually by Penn State to honor an outstanding graphic novel. “‘Unflattening,’” the jury noted, “is an innovative, multi-layered graphic novel about comics, art and visual thinking. The […]

2016 Eisner Nominations: women receive a record 61 nominations


The nominations are out! This year’s Eisners are a pretty diverse bunch, and this year’s panel REALLY broke away from thye Marvel/DC axis, with Fantagraphics and Image getting the most nominations. ONly a handful of books garnered more than one nod, as the jury seemed to go with the “lets honor as many as possible” model. Four […]

Jack Ohman wins the 2016Pulitzer Prize for Editorial cartooning


The Pulitzer Prizes were announced yesterday – Hamilton won one, along with the hearts of everyone, everywhere– and the winner in the editorial cartooning category was Jack Ohman of The Sacramento Bee, the Beat’s favorite newspaper. Matt Davies of Newsday and Steve Sack of Minneapolis The Star Tribune were the finalists. The Pulitzer Comitte praised […]