Librarians Love All Kinds of Graphic Novels!: 2014 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

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TweetSince 2007, the Young Adult Library Services Association, part of the American Library Association, has been selecting the best graphic novels for teens. The list of 78 titles, drawn from 122 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality […]

Grand Prix winner Bill Watterson and the rest of the 2014 Angoulême Official Prizes

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Tweet The Official Prizes of the 41st Festival International de la Bande Desinée were handed out in Sunday at 4pm. The big news was Bill Watterson winning the Grand Prix, but afterwards people were talking about how the “International” part of the festival title had truly been reflected, with three winners from the US, one […]

Librarians Love Graphic Novels! Numerous Titles Win Awards!

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TweetEvery January, the American Library Association holds their Mid-Winter Meeting.  Tradition dictates that it be held in a frigid clime, so Philadelphia was chosen.  (In a bit of uncanny foresight, the next three sites will be: Boston, Chicago, and Atlanta.) The Mid-Winter conference is the smaller, more laid-back version of the Annual show (traditionally held […]

Angoulême 2014 : Bill Watterson, Katsuhiro Otomo and Alan Moore are the finalists for the Grand Prix

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Tweet Well, it looks like I picked a good year for my first ever visit to the Angoulême comics festival, because this year is already seething with intrigue. Take the choice of the Grand Prix winner for instance. This award—presented to one and only one cartoonist each and every year—is one of the greatest honors […]

Just the nerd cetagories in the 2014 Oscar nominattons

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Tweet Just in case you didn’t get up to see Thor announce this year’s Academy Award nominations—Inside Llewyn Davis wuz robbed!—here’s a cheat sheet to just the ones that nerds are interested in: Best Animated Feature: The Croods Despicable Me 2 Ernest & Celestine Frozen The Wind Rises While Frozen is a lock for this, […]

National Cartoonists Society honors Russ Heath with the Milton Caniff Award

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Tweet The NCS has just announced that Russ Heath will receive The Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award . The Caniff is presented to a cartoonist for “a lifetime of outstanding and accomplished work to a cartoonist who has not previously won the organization’s highest honor, the Reuben Award.” Heath is best known for his DC […]

British Comic Awards 2013 – The Winners Are…

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TweetTonight sees the British Comic Awards underway as part of Thought Bubble, with awards being handed out for Best Comic, Best Book, Emerging Talent and the all-important Young People’s Comic Award. But who won? The shortlist were whittled down by a BCA Committee, leaving five entries in each category. From there, the judges – including […]

Garen Ewing Wins Young People’s Comic Award 2013

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TweetAwarded not minutes ago, Garen Ewing has won this year’s Young People Comic Award for his book The Rainbow Orchid. Awarded as part of the British Comic Awards, the book was published by Egmont UK and both written and drawn by Ewing.

2014 Eisner judges announced: Bottarini, Foster, Liski, Oeth, Robb, and Romberger

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Tweet The six individuals chosen to choose next year’s Will Eisner Award nominees have been selected and as usual it’s an eclectic mix of people, reflecting the diverse paths to comics that so many have now. The judges met at a super secret location in April to pick the nominees, with the winner announced, complete […]

The Winners of the Irish Comic News Awards Are….

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TweetThe winners for the Irish Comic News Awards have been announced today, celebrating the booming creative scene in Ireland. And this year the big winners were Stephen Mooney for his series Half Past Danger, along with artist Will Sliney for Celtic Warrior. The full list of winners, voted for by readers, is below:

2013 Shel Dorf Award Winners: Saga and The Walking Dead dominate

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Via their Facebook page, here are the winners of the 2013 Shel Dorf Awards, which were presented Saturday night at the Adoba Hotel in Dearborn. Jeff Smith, Craig Ye and Steve GEppi——all on hand—received special awards.

Emily Haworth-Booth wins the Observer/Cape/Comica graphic short story prize for ‘Colonic’

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TweetThe UK OBserver, publisher Jonathan Cape and the Comica festival have been giving out a prize for the best graphic short story for a while, but never before have they given a prize to a story about getting a…medical procedure for the nethers. The winner this year is Emily Haworth-Booth, who divides her time between […]

Jamie Smart’s Fish-Head Steve Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Prize

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TweetRichard Bruton at Forbidden Planet International reports that Jamie Smart’s Fish-Head Steve is the first comic to be shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in the 6-year history of the award. Smart’s work joins five other nominees in the “funniest book for children aged 7-14″ category, with the winner due to be announced in […]

Irish Comic News Awards nominees announced

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Tweet Irish artist Will Sliney may be sad today about Fearless Defenders being cancelled, but on the plus side he’s a Hall of Fame nominee in the third annual Irish Comic News Awards. Selections were made via a secret seven-person panel; voting on the winners is open to the public and ends on November 1. […]

Gene Luen Yang is a National Book Award Finalist again for Boxers and Saints

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Tweet It’s a double dip for Gene Luen Yang today, as his two volume Boxers and Saints—an intertwined graphic novel telling the story of the China’s Boxer Rebellion from the POVs of two different teenagers—has made the list of finalists for the National Book Awards, which will be presented on November 20. Yang was nominated—as […]

The Shortlist for The British Comic Awards 2013 Has Been Announced

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TweetThe shortlist for the 2013 British Comic Awards ceremony has been announced, a list compiled by a number of critics, retailers and readers – among them ‘our own’ Zainab Akhtar. Focusing on British comics, obviously, the shortlist collects together a number of self-published and small-press comics. The winners will be announced at Thought Bubble in […]