§ 12th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Winners have been revealed:
Masayuki Ishikawa won the 2-million-yen (about US$20,000) Manga Grand Prize for his Moyashimon medical comedy manga. The manga follows a college student who discovers that he can see and communicate with the germs all around him — germs that appear as super-deformed characters. This was the third year in a row that Moyashimon has been nominated. Fumi Yoshinaga’s Ohoku was also nominated for three years running, but has yet to receive the award. The second-place finisher this year was Umimachi Diary 1: Semishigure no Yamugoro.
Meanwhile, the Eagle awards were presented Saturday night in Bristol, and everyone is still too hungover to even list the winners. That’s right, not one single person has seen fit to send out a press release! And we’re not the only ones t notice!
Has anyone seen a bunch of Eagle Awards flitting around the place looking for somewhere to land?
This Internet thingy isn’t that good really is it?
The Eagle Awards were given out last night yet nowhere on the Interwebby thing can I find the results. Someone must know!
Of course it doesn’t help that the awards are technically the 2007 Eagle Awards. Given to work from 2007. But presented in 2008. Time to re-date the damn things I think.
Mike Conroy has been in touch to say that the full official list of winners for the Eagle Awards, announced at the Bristol comics bash at the weekend, should be going up shortly (in fact, hopefully tomorrow). There’s been a bit of a re-organisation behind the scenes of the awards, with Mike not being able to dedicate as much time to it as before due to his own work and the fact that both the Eagles and the Bristol Expo seem to grow bigger each year, although he said that the exhibitors he spoke to seemed to think they still hadn’t lost the fannish roots.
Come on, people, surely everyone is sober now!
UPDATE: Tony Lee captures the spirit of Bristol:
The bottles of gin have been tidied away and the boxes of pizza are being folded into rubbish bin sized portions. Having been bought at around 2am on the Friday night, this pizza has been the sustenance for all our needs and has pretty much kept us alive since day one. The three day pizza is now looking bad, but not to Dan, who munches slowly while crying weakly to himself.