2016 Russ Manning Award nominees are announced and three of them are women

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The wave of promising young female cartoonists that we’ve all been seeing change the face of comics got a bit of an endorsement with the release of this year’s nominees for the Russ Manning the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award.

The Manning Award, as it’s commonly know, is presented every year at the San Diego Comic-Con as part of the Eisner Awards to “a comics artist who, early in his or her career, shows a superior knowledge and ability in the art of creating comics.”

The 2016 nominees are:

San Diego Comic-Con and Lionsgate maybe brewing up some kind of major awards show

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Yesterday Deadline got a hot tip that Comic-Con International (which puts on SDCC) and Lionsgate — already thick as thieves over Comic-Con HQ — were brewing up something else: a big awards show, with CCI’s David Glanzer and Lionsgate’s Jen O’Connell the brewmeisters. No details, just a juicy rumor. Reached for comment, Glanzer went to […]

Tex Minos wins 2015 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship

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The National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF) has presented the 2015 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship to Sheridan College animation major Tex Minos, who has a tumblr here. He was chosen from over 100 applicants for the award, which includes a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award Weekend in Memphis, TN […]

Ignatz Awards submissions close on June 7th

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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!

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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

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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

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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 […]

2016 Eisner Nominations: women receive a record 61 nominations

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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 […]