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 year, and the winners get a $1000 cash prize. The winners will be announced on April 6.
The Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Print Comic of the Year: 2015 Shortlist
Bright-Eyed at Midnight by Leslie Stein. Fantagraphics.
Curveball by Jeremy Sorese. Nobrow.
New Construction by Sam Alden. Uncivilized Books.
Not Funny Ha-Ha by Leah Hayes. Fantagraphics.
The Oven by Sophie Goldstein. AdHouse.
Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia. Fantagraphics.
Sky in Stereo by Sacha Mardou. Revival House.
Soldier’s Heart by Carol Tyler. Fantagraphics.
Stroppy by Marc Bell. Drawn and Quarterly.
SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki. Drawn and Quarterly.
Baseline Blvd by Emi Gennis
Cat and Girl by Dorothy Gambrell
Cavities by Andrew White
The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo by Drew Weing
Dorris McComics by Alex Norris
The Fabric of Appropriation by Whit Taylor
I Want to Believe by Boulet
Lighten Up by Ronald Wimberly
Longstreet Farm by Mike Dawson
The Perry Bible Fellowship by Nicholas Gurewitch
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