CXC 15: Skelly wins first Emerging Artist Prize


Congrats to Katie Skelly @nurse_nurse on being the first recipient of the @cxcfestival award! The festival was amazing can’t wait for next year’s #atmakescbus A photo posted by Columbus Makes Art (@artmakescbus) on Oct 3, 2015 at 2:30pm PDT Columbus Makes Art on Instagram: “Congrats to Katie Skelly @nurse_nurse on being the first recipient of […]


Zdarsky declines his Harvey Award, questioning vetting process

When this year’s Harvey Award nominations were announced, there was even more than the usual controversy. Primary among them was the nomination of two decade+ comics veterans in the “Most Promising Newcomer” category. But there was also the matter of Chip Zdarsky being nominated for the Special Award of Humor for Sex Criminals…a book which […]


Complete 2015 Harvey Award Winners: SAGA dominates once more


Here’s the complete list of winners from the Harvey Award banquet on Saturday, September, 26th. Saga dominated as usual. Some Pr about the awards left off Jules Feiffer being inducted into the Harvey Award Hall of Fame, alongside his mentor Will Eisner. Vivek J. Tiwary was the polished and personable host. And the winners are: […]


Live blogging the Harveys 2015


Welcome to the pageantry and passion of the Harveys! We’re here finishing up our crab cakes at the Banquet and awards administrator Paul McSpadden is welcoming attendees and thanking the sponsors. Soon we’ll have all the winners and moving moments as Vivek J. Tiwary hosts for the first time! Vivek is up and he’s thankful […]


Harvey Awards confusion leads to response from Zdarsky, others


Last week’s announcement of the Harvey Awards nominees was, as usual, accompanied by controversy. This time it wasn’t the domination of Valiant (20 nominations) and Boom/Archaia, but rather just why certain books and people were even eligible.

For starters there was the “Most Promising New Talent” category which included the following:


Fun Home wins Tony Award for Best Musical


Photo by Sara Krulwich/The New York Times Fun Home, the musical based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel won five TOny Wards on Saundya, including Best Musical, capping a road of critical triumph for the show. IN addition to Best Musical, Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron won Best Original Score, Kron won for Best Book of […]


Roz Chast wins the Reuben Award


The Reuben Awards were given out over the holiday by the National Cartoonists Society, and Roz Chast won the Reuben Award, a once in a lifetime trophy only bestowed on the finest cartoonists. Chast is only the third woman to win the Reuben—Lynn Johnston won in 1985 and Cathy Guisewaite in 1993—and she beat out […]


Bunjevic, Fitzgerald, Willumsen and Ting win 2015 Doug Wright Awards


Although I live tweeted the ceremony with its grandeur and tradition, I neglected to list the WINNERS of the 2015 Doug Wright Awards which honor the finest in Canadian cartooning. The awards were presented Saturday night during TCAF in a ceremony enlivened by beloved antics from Seth, David Collier and author Don McKeller. The winners […]


This One Summer wins Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize and some other award winners


Graphic novels have a lot more prizes than they once did, including literary awards that help validate the medium. Awards season is well upon us, and I’ve been way behind in noting some of the most important.


Fun Home the musical gets 12 Tony Award nominations


The Tony Awards nominations are out today, honoring the best on Broadway, and Fun Home tied for most nominations with 12 (An American in Paris also got 12.) The musical, based on the Alison Bechdel graphic novel, was nominated for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Director, Best Actor in a Musical (Michael Cerveris), […]


Adam Zyglis wins Pulitzer Prize for Cartooning


The Pulitzers, awarded for excellence in journalism, were announced yesterday, and the winner for cartooning was Adam Zyglis of The Buffalo News. Finalists were Kevin “Kal” Kallaugher of the Baltimore Sun and Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins), of Daily Kos. (On her FB page Columbia U librarian Karen Green revealed she was one of the judges […]


The Love Bunglers by Jaime Hernandez wins LA Times Book Prize


The LA Times Book Prizes were awarded over the weekend and the graphic novel prize went to The Love Bunglers by Jaime Hernandez. This is fitting since the story, although denied a ton of traditional comics awards, is actually a timeless masterpiece. And as the Times put it, Hernandez is “one of Southern California’s signature artists,” with his work exploring so many aspects of SoCal life, from Latino culture to punk culture. Bravo.


NCS announces Reuben Award Divisional Nominees


And, following the announcement that Roz Chast, Hilary Price and Stephen Pastis were up for THE Reuben, the nominees in the divisional awards have been announced by the National Cartoonists Society. The comics division has some new faces, led by Babs Tarr , who, it must be said, has had a meteoric, and well deserved, […]


2015 Glyph Award nominees announced, led by Matty’s Rocket


The nominees for this year’s Glyph Awards, recognizing  the best in comics made by, for, and about Black people in 2014, have just been announced.  The winners will be announced on Friday, May 15, 2015, from 6:30p.m. – 9p.m., at the at ECBACC  in PhIladelphia. This is the 10th year for the Glyph Awards, and they spotlight some […]


Harvey Award nomination ballots are out—here’s how you vote


Awards seasons continues to barrel along, with the announcement that Harvey Awards nomination ballet is online and available. Nominations are for work published in the 2014 calendar year (cough cough This One Summer, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant, cough cough) and the winners will be presented Saturday, September 26th, 2015 as part of […]


UN announces “Gender Equality: Picture It!” comics competition for Europe


Diversity is taking over the world! The UN Women, a department aimed at gender quality around the world, the European Commission, the Belgian Development Cooperation, and UNRIC (United Nations Regional Information Centre) is organizing a Comic and Cartoon Competition on Gender Equality. The competition is only open to European cartoonists between the ages of 18-28 […]