Tweet￼ Because there is not enough to do today, the nominations for the 2013 Harvey Awards have just been announced. Voting is taking place online—nominees are selected via online balloting as well. The winners will be announced at the Baltimore Comic-Con on September 7th. There is always some agita about this or that voting block […]
British Comics Awards panel makes every other comics awards judging panel look like total weak sauce
Tweet The British Comics Awards were held for the first time last year, and this year a steering committee has put together perhaps the first comic book awards judging panel with groupies: Gareth David (lyricist and singer in the band Los Campesinos!), Lenny Henry (actor, writer and comedian), Stephen L Holland (co-owner and manager of […]
Tweet [Vintage Jim Steranko from the 2006 Eisners.] The deadline for voting in the Eisner Awards is WEDNESDAY June 12 at MIDNIGHT PDT. There are no paper ballots this year, only online. Voting is open to industry professionals, defined as comics creators (writers, artists, colorists, letterers), editors, publishers, and retailers, plus graphic novel librarians and […]
Tweet More Canadian cartooning awards? Yes indeed. The ninth annual Joe Shuster Awards, honoring Canadian comics in multiple categories, have just been announced and it goes from Yannick Paquette to Michael DeForge and back again. Nominees were selected this spring from lists of creators of original works published and distributed during the previous year in […]
TweetKremlinologist alert! § Dave Itzkoff profiles Karen Berger, now departed from Vertigo, and the changing face of risk-taking at DC. Of course everyone will be quoting this part, so I will too: Ms. Berger said she noted changes in DC’s priorities in recent years. “I’ve found that they’re really more focused on the company-owned characters,” […]
Tweet The annual Reuben Awards were handed out on Saturday Night, and the top award, known as the Reuben for cartoonist of the year, ws shared by Brian Crane of “Pickles” (above) and Rick Kirkman, co-creator of “Baby Blues”. It was only the second tie in history (Johnny Hart and Pat Oliphaunt tied in 1968.) […]
Tweet The winners of the Bill Finger Award for 2013 have been announced and they are Steve Gerber and Don Rosa. The award was created in 2005 to recognize writers—one living, one deceased—who have yet to receive adequate notice for their work. Gerber and Rosa are certainly exemplary choices. Gerber’s work on Howard the […]
Tweet Archie’s ongoing Kevin Keller comic won Outstanding Comic Book at the GLAAD Media Awards, presented Saturday evening in San Francisco. The book beat out Astonishing X-Men, Batwoman, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Earth 2 for the honor, which recognizes ” fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.” It […]
Tweet Last night’s 9th annual Doug Wright Awards, honoring the best in Canadian comics past and present, unspooled with the following winners: Best Book: The Song of Roland, by Michel Rabagliati The Spotlight Award (aka “The Nipper”): Nina Bunjevac for Heartless Pigskin Peters Award: Hamilton Illustrated, by David Collier Albert Chartier was inducted into The Giants of […]
As we’ve been noting, literary awards for graphic novels are becoming more common everywhere, and here’s a new one: The 9th Art Award. The prize is a joint venture between Graphic Scotland and the Edinburgh International Book Festival and will be presented this August at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Tweet The Stumptown Comic Art Awards were handed out Saturday in Portland and via Jen Vaughn’s twitter feed and Johanna Draper Carlson here are the winners, from Juanjo Guarnido to Evan Dahm — big comics town that PDX. Best Writer: Leia Weathington (The Legend of Bold Riley) Best Artist: Juanjo Guarnido (Blacksad: A Silent Hell) […]
TweetOkay, I put my hand up: I feel inordinately and stupidly pleased when comics I’ve loved and enjoyed are nominated for awards, particularly those that have been overlooked in coverage or recognition. Sometimes I even feel a little important; ‘Zainab, I tell myself, you are reading the RIGHT THINGS’ (I’ll take my validation wherever I […]
In a note to his fellow retailers giving them Diamond codes for this year’s Eisner nominees, Brian Hibbs made a rather interesting discovery: Diamond has only 59% of the 101 individual SKUs in stock. Meanwhile, Baker & Taylor, the world’s biggest book distributor, has 83% of them in stock.