Slate and the Center for Cartoon Studies have announced the winners of the fifth annual Cartoonist Studio Prize. In the print category, Eleanor Davis won for Libby’s Dad (Retrofit and Big Planet Comics) which won much praise among people who comment on indie comics. It’s a powerful exploration of the lines of childhood truth and fantasy, reputation, gossip and […]
There’s a fantastic moment early in Libby’s Dad, Eleanor Davies latest comic, in which one of the girls attending a birthday party is wondering why their friend Taylor, who normally hangs out with them, is absent from the party. What follows is a surreal exchange where the other girls whispers hearsay and the girl mistake this gossip as the truth of a wiser, slightly older kid.