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 […]
Someone had an awesome idea: a Humble Bundle offering $198 worth of award-worthy comics for as little as $1. IN this case, it’s a bundle of 2017 Eisner-nominated comics in digital cross platform no DRM formats. As you may recall, Humble Bundle offers digital downloads of books, games and comics in a pay what you […]
The National Cartoonist Society gave out its big awards, known as the Reubens, over the weekend and editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes won THE Reuben award, the sort-of lifetime achievement/sort-of cartoonist of the year prize that is considered one of the greatest honors in American cartooning. Telnaes has been covering our too-funny-to-be-true political scene in depth for the […]
Last Night, the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention presented the Annual Glyph awards. The award was held in Philadelphia at TECH Freire Charter School in a departure from its typical venue at the African American History Museum of Philadelphia. The awards began with a bang as writer Brandon Easton and artists Tony Vargas and […]
It’s the greatest night of the year! The Doug Wright Awards presented at TCAF in Toronto. Only three awards and a Hall of Fame are given out, but it’s still a place that people want to be! It’s a good crowd for the Wrights. I’m told this year’s awards are unusual but I don’t know […]
Just a few hours ago I noted that Sonny Liew is a certified comics genius, and now he’s leading this year’s Eisner Award nominations with six for his The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye which is, by most definitions, a masterpiece. The book, a social history of Singapore, uses a dizzying array of comics styles […]
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 […]