Last night the first Harvey awards under the auspices of New York Comic Con were handed out and the winners are: Book of the Year: MONSTRESS by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Image) Digital Book of the Year – BARRIER by Brian K. Vaughn, Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente (Panel Syndicate) Best Children or […]
The new and – one expects – improved Harvey Awards have just announced their first two Hall of Fame inductees and they are good: Roz Chast and Dave Gibbons.
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The Society of Illustrators has announced their guests of honor for the 2018 MoCCA Festival and they are: Award-winning cartoonist Roz Chast, whose decades of New Yorker cartoons transformed that traditional format with her lively art and neurotic, contemporary themes. Most recently she has authored the best-selling graphic memoirs Going Into Town and Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?. Argentine […]
https://twitter.com/beckycloonan/status/918253791983652864 § Nice Art: Inktober continues, this time from Becky Cloonan. § So when I reported on that story about the handyman stealing $250,000 worth of art and comicsfrom a Sparta, NJ home the other day….I knew that Marvel’s chief creative officer Joe Quesada and his wife Nanci Quesada have a home there, but I […]
Oh speaking of Publishers Weekly, this week the twice yearly Announcements issue, and I have of a full listing of 50 of the most intriguing graphic novels from August to January. I also have a Top Ten for fall (most of them come out on October 3 for some reason!) and as you can see the […]
Some interesting comics news just hit the wire. In response to the election of Donald Trump, Francoise Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman have put out an open call for submissions for a new political newspaper called RESIST! For those who have felt fear or anger due to the events surrounding this election, this seems like an excellent […]
Well this is pretty cool, and has flown mostly under the radar of my usual comics sites: Roz Chast has an exhibit up at the Museum of the City of New York. It runs from April 14th until October 9th, so you have plenty of time to go see it…and you should. Best known for her 2014 award winning 2014 memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Chast’s droll cartoons capture urban foibles of dread, fatalism and UES (upper East Side, to non New Yorkers) neuroses with a levity that barely masks how deep they cut. One of the exhibits mentions that one of her biggest influences was Charles Addams, and it easy to see how Addams’ loose penwork and gallery of characters informs her work. She also shifted his emphasis on the lugubrious and horrific to internal anxieties over health, parental guidance, mid-life crises and geographic uncertainty.
The Reuben Awards were given out over the holiday by the National Cartoonists Society, and Roz Chast won the Reuben Award, a once in a lifetime trophy only bestowed on the finest cartoonists. Chast is only the third woman to win the Reuben—Lynn Johnston won in 1985 and Cathy Guisewaite in 1993—and she beat out […]
Graphic novels have a lot more prizes than they once did, including literary awards that help validate the medium. Awards season is well upon us, and I’ve been way behind in noting some of the most important.