Amazon names Best Graphic Novels of 2016

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The end of year lists are coming –  Amazon has selected 20 books in an unranked order – no big surprises, all highly praised books. Nice to see a small book like Daryl Seitchik’s Exits on the list, along with blockbusters like Ghost and Black Panther – if anything this is a very mainstream greatest hits.  March […]

Best of 2016: PW’s Best Books of the year kicks it all off with five picks

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Yep it’s time for the best of lists to start rolling out. Publishers Weekly traditionally starts the process and here’s the five graphic novels on the Best Books list: The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, Sonny Liew (Pantheon) How to Survive in the North, Luke Healy (Nobrow) March: Book Three, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, […]

Live blogging the 2016 Ignatz Awards

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Hey hey, don’t know how long my power will last, but we’re here for the only US comics awards that cartoonists RACE to get to. Director Warren Bernard thanks volunteers and guests and remembers Alvin Buenaventura and Richard Thompson Nate Powell: I feel SPX is my home planet. “It’s proven itself the most inclusive scene I’ve […]

Next Year’s Angoulême Comics Festival Will Not Be As Awful As This Year’s

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Relying on the old Google translate a bit here, but it looks like the 44th Festival of Comics of Angoulême has taken some steps to make sure it is not as horrible, sexist and out of touch as this year’s, an event which provided months of fodder for scorn, sarcasm and calling people “un cretin […]

Bob Kane and Neil Gaiman Among Winners at Worldcon 2016!

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Last weekend,  MidAmeriCon II hosted the 2016 Worldcon, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention. Every year, the big gala is the Hugo Awards banquet. What makes the Hugos different from other awards is that it is voted on by fans, specifically those who have purchased memberships to Worldcon. The members vote on the nominees, usually receive […]

Al Jaffee to get the Harvey Kurtzman Hall of Fame Award

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Legendary is a word often over used, but Al Jaffee is truly a legendary cartoonist. Still drawing Mad magazine’s fold-ins at age 95, he’s been named the world’s oldest working cartoonist, and now he’ll be the latest winner of the Harvey Kurtzman Hall of Fame Award, which will be presented as part of the Harvey […]

SDCC ’16: The Eisners and 21 must-listen panels in audio

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As usual, brave Jamie Coville has recorded the Eisner Award ceremony and 21 other panels (one or two with me on it) for your listening pleasure. These all sound pretty amazing, from Paul Gulacy to We Need Diverse Comics to Emily Carroll.

And for an added bonus, listen to the Eisner Awards for th immortal “Macabre” moment that none who were present will EVER forget.