James Jean has won the Best Artist award at the World Fantasy Con. You can see the complete list of winners and nominees here.

Lifetime Achievement:
John Crowley
Stephen Fabian

Novel: Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (Harvill; Knopf)
Novella: Joe Hill, Voluntary Committal (Subterranean Press)
Short Fiction: George Saunders, “CommComm” (The New Yorker, 08/01, 2005)
Anthology: The Fair Folk ed. Marvin Kaye (Science Fiction Book Club)
Collection: Bruce Holland Rogers, The Keyhole Opera (Wheatland Press)
Artist: James Jean
Special Award: Professional: Sean Wallace (for Prime Books)
Special Award: Non-Professional: David Howe and Stephen Walker (for Telos Books)

MEANWHILE, Frank Cho won two Awards at the Gijon International Comics Convention:

Award winning writer-artist, Frank Cho, best known as creator of Liberty Meadows, and artist for the upcoming Mighty Avengers, was recognized for his achievements when he won two awards at Gijón International Comic Salon in Spain on October 14, 2006. Cho was recognized by the international comic community by winning the prestigious Haxtur awards at Gijón’s International Comic Convention in Spain.

Cho was nominated in four categories: Best Artist, Best Humor, Best Cover Artist and Best In Show. Frank Cho won Best Artist and Best In Show for his work on Liberty Meadows for Image Comics and Shanna the She-Devil for Marvel Entertainment.

Haxtur award is one of the most honored comic awards in Europe. Haxtur award is named after the famous comic character created by the legendary comic artist, Victor de La Fuente. Haxtur award ceremony is held every year at International Comics Salon of the Principality of Asturia in Gijón, Spain.

The convention was attended by world renowned authors among them the co-creator of the History Of Violence, Vincent Locke, creator of Hate, Peter Bagge, and Gilbert Shelton, the creator of Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, who participate in exhibitions, drawings, signings and panel discussions. “I’m pretty excited about this award and attending the El Wendigo-sponsored convention. It’s a great opportunity to meet and interact with fans, sign autographs and forge friendships with colleagues,” Cho said. “I was delighted by the Gijón International Comic Salon and its exhibition that promotes key themes in the industry today as well as exposure to some of the freshest ideas and most exciting new storylines,” Cho said.

More PRe in the link.


  1. A small correction:It is the Principality of Asturias, not Asturia. Although the convention takes place in Gijón, it is supposed to be the convention of the whole region. There is another big convention in Asturias in Avilés, 15 miles from Gijon, as important as this one or even more by Spanish standards. For those of you fluent in Cervantes:
    Avilés: http://dreamers.com/jornadasaviles/
    Asturias: http://www.elwendigo.com/salon/salon06/programa06.htm
    Congratulations to Mr. Cho and all the winners.

  2. Heidi, you should know that Steven Fabian is a lifetime award recipient because of his career as a superlative fantasy artist (http://www.stephenfabian.com). In fact, he contributed to Fiction Illustrated, Byron Priess’ pioneering graphic novel series that gave us Steranko’s “Chandler” back in the ’70s – Fabian’s book was “Starfawn,” which was scripted by Priess.