The nominees for the 2022 Cartoonist Studio Prize Award have been released! The tenth annual Cartoonist Studio Prize Award is presented by The Center for Cartoon Studies and The Beat.

Cartoonist Studio Prize Award

2022 Cartoonist Studio Prize Nominees

This year, there are fourteen nominees in both the “Print Comics” and “Webcomics” categories.

Print Comics: 

  1. Lights, Planets, People by Molly Naylor and Lizzy Stewart, Avery Hill
  2. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Mannie Murphy, Fantagraphics
  3. Stone Fruit by Lee Lai, Fantagraphics
  4. The Thud by Mikaël Ross & translated by Nika Knight, Fantagraphics
  5. Graveneye by Sloane Leong and Anna Bowles, TKO Studios
  6. This Is How I Disappear by Mirion Malle & translated by Aleshia Jensen & Bronwyn Haslam, Drawn & Quarterly
  7. The Waiting by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim & translated by Janet Hong, Drawn & Quarterly
  8. The Golden Hour by Niki Smith, Little Brown Young Readers
  9. Passport by Sophia Glock, Little Brown Young Readers
  10. Shadow Life by Hiromi Goto x Ann Xu, First Second
  11. The Pleasure of Text by Sami Alwani, Conundrum Press
  12. American Cult edited by Robyn Chapman, Silver Sprocket
  13. The Secret to Superhuman Strength by Alison Bechdel, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  14. Goes by Luke Kruger-Howard, Goes Books


  1. How the Pandemic Made Me Rethink Gender by Sarah Mirk, Portland Mercury
  2. Assata’s Memories: Elvis Presley by Sharon Lee De La Cruz, Laneha House
  3. To All the White Girls I’ve Loved Before by Sarula Bao, Patreon
  4. I Want to Live by Lucy Haslam, Blogspot
  5. Curiosity Killed My Beia by Hana Chatani, The Spinoff
  6. My Home is Made of Hand-Me-Downs. When I’m feeling lonely these items raise me up by Issy Manley, The Lily
  7. I’m On the Drugs by Eleri Harris, The Nib
  8. The Love Letters of Virginia Woolf & Vita Sackville-West by Summer Pierre, The New Yorker
  9. The Sucker by Elle Shivers, Shortbox Comics Fair
  10. Girl Juice by Benji Nate, Instagram 
  11. Blind Alley by Adam de Souza, Kumerish
  12. Two Losers from Earth by Kit Is Mad, Webtoon
  13. Kricket the Cat by Reilly Hadden, Solrad
  14. Alexander, the Servant & the Water of Life by Reimena Yee, Alexander Romance

Winners in each category will be awarded $1,000 and a Wacom One Creative Pen Display.

Winners To Be Announced Soon

The winners of the 2022 Cartoonist Studio Prize Award will be announced soon. In the meantime, you can check out the winners of the 2021 Cartoonist Studio Prize Award.

The 2022 Cartoonist Studio Prize is sponsored by Wacom and Felix Comic Art.

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