ASTERIOS POLYP wins Los Angeles Times book prize

Asterios PolypDavid Mazzucchelli’s stunning ASTERIOS POLYP won the prize for the best Graphic Novel in the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, which as the judges note, is the “first major book prize in the United States to honor publications in this category, which is an expanding part of the book landscape, both aesthetically and commercially.” They also wrote:

Mazzucchelli’s monolith is a beautifully executed love story, a smart and playful treatise on aesthetics, a perfectly unified work whose every formal element, down to the stitching on its spine, serves its themes. No wonder the main character is an architect finding his way back to his Ithaca and his Penelope: “Asterios Polyp” is an odyssey of design as well as writing and art and cartooning. Steeped in classicism and wholly modern, it’s a pleasure to read, and maybe even more of a pleasure to contemplate and discuss.

Comments

  1. thequestion says:

    well deserved!

  2. michael says:

    cool! :)

  3. Kudos! Btw, Reuters reports the LA Times Festival of Books as having drawn 130K attendees—- MORE than the recently-held C2E2 and WonderCOn… NYCC… and even SDCC!
    Take that, Comic Book Nerds!

    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE63O28Q20100426

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