2016 Eisner Nominations: women receive a record 61 nominations


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 […]

Jack Ohman wins the 2016Pulitzer Prize for Editorial cartooning


The Pulitzer Prizes were announced yesterday – Hamilton won one, along with the hearts of everyone, everywhere– and the winner in the editorial cartooning category was Jack Ohman of The Sacramento Bee, the Beat’s favorite newspaper. Matt Davies of Newsday and Steve Sack of Minneapolis The Star Tribune were the finalists. The Pulitzer Comitte praised […]

Boulet and Carol Tyler win 2016 Cartoonist Studio Prizes


Oh but look! Slate’s Cartoonist Studio Prize 2016 winners for 2016 have just been announced and they are Boulet and Carol Tyler. Tyler won for Soldier’s Heart: The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father, which I was just lauding, a collection of her three volume memoir about her father, WWII vet Chuck Tyler, whose […]

Riad Sattouf’s The Arab of the Future wins LA Times Book Prize


The LA Times Book Festival rolled out over the weekend, and the annual prized were given and in the graphic novel category the winner was Riad Sattouf and The Arab of the Future: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1978-1984: A Graphic Memoir published here by Metropolitan Books. Sattouf beat out some pretty good competition; […]

Here are all the Society of Illustrators/MoCCA award winners


In addition to spotlighting indie comics from all over, the MoCCA Festival and Society of Illustrators hand out many awards. Here’s a list of who won what: Thew festival prize is the MoCCA Arts Festival Awards of Excellence, which were handed out Saturday night: Glynnis Fawkes, “Alle Ego“ Pat Dorian, “Lon Chaney Talks Part 2“ […]

2016 Dwayne McDuffie Award nominees announced


And they are Andre The Giant: Closer to Heaven by Brandon Easton and Denis Medri (IDW Publishing) Fresh Romance, edited by Janelle Asselin (Rosy Press) Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur by Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder and Natacha Bustos (Marvel Entertainment) Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona (Marvel Entertainment); Zana by Jean Barker […]

Four French women cartoonists turn down knighthoods to protest poor treatment


by Xavier Lancel [Editor’s note: our French correspondent Xavier Lancel turned in a more knowledgeable view of the ongoing controversy surrounding Angouleme, but the minute he turned it in, a NEW phase of the controversy arose: four female cartoonists turning down their selection as Knights of Letters. Male winner Riad Sattouf has accepted his but […]

Angoulême controversy just won’t stop, as the jury issues an apology and Franck Bondoux continues to be un douchebag gigantesque


The controversy over the “faux Fauves” at Saturday’s awards ceremony at the Angoulême comics festival just won’t die down, and festival director Frank Bondous has been revealed as even more of a Sepp Blatter-like asshole enormé – AS IF THAT WERE EVEN POSSIBLE. And yet it is. As you may recall. on Saturday night, the […]