Believe it or not, it’s awards season. Two of the most prestigious cartooning prizes of the year have been recently announced, with more on the way.
The start with, the Pulitzer Prize winners were announced yesterday and The New Yorker’s Barry Blitt was the winner. From the official website:
LA Times Book Prize
Michael DeForge Leaving Richard’s Valley (Drawn and Quarterly)
Jaime Hernandez Is This How You See Me (Fantagraphics)
Keum Suk Gendry-Kim Grass (Drawn and Quarterly)
Mariko Tamaki & Rosemary Valero-O’Connell Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me (First Second)
The prize category was judged by James Kuo, Charles Solomon and Angie Wang.
The Cartoonist Studio Prize
Finally the shortlists for the The Cartoonist Studio Prizes have been announced. This is a collaboration between Slate and the Center for Cartoon Studies. Ten finalists are announced in the print and online categories. And they are:
Best Print Comic of the Year: 2019 Shortlist
Bttm Fdrs by Ben Passmore and Ezra Claytan Daniels. Fantagraphics.
Flying Kites by the Stanford Graphic Novel Project. Self-published.
Glenn Ganges in the River at Night by Kevin Huizenga. Drawn and Quarterly.
Grass by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim. Drawn and Quarterly.
The Hard Tomorrow by Eleanor Davis. Drawn and Quarterly.
Hot Comb by Ebony Flowers. Drawn and Quarterly.
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell. First Second.
Pittsburgh by Frank Santoro. New York Review Comics.
Sobek by James Stokoe. ShortBox.
The Tenderness of Stones by Marion Fayolle. New York Review Comics.
Best Web Comic of the Year: 2019 Shortlist
“About Face” by Nate Powell.
“Cabramatta” by Matt Huynh.
Eat Street Diners Club by Will Dinski.*
“I Am More Than My Chromosomes” by Elísabet Rún.
Koreangry by Eunsoo Jeong.
“Loving My Inner Black Weirdo” by Bianca Xunise.*
Paranatural by Zack Morrison.
Sleepless Domain by Mary Cagle.
Tiger, Tiger by Petra Erika Nordlund.
“Unhealthy” by Abby Howard.