We can’t all be winners, folks —we can’t even all be nominees. The Eisner Awards nomination always ignite a debate wth one saide or another feeling snubbed and dissed, because the choices are particularly dependent on each year’s jury—its makeup can skew this way or that. The 2013 edition skewed towards….well, if you really look at the list it didn’t so much skew towards anything as skewing AWAY from superhero comics. But even there, Marvel’s Hawkeye TIED with Chris Ware’s epochal Building Stories for second most nominations — I wouldn’t exactly call that a superhero snub, would you?
Tweet In a year where indie, art and literary comix dominated Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillip’s Fatale led the pack with six Eisner nominations, followed by Chris Ware and Hawkeye with five each. Other notable multiple nominees: Monkeybrian, NoBrow, Carol Tyler, Adventure Time and Saga. What was that we were saying about it being a great […]
Adding to a pile of kudos that you will soon be able to make an actual building from, Chris Ware’s great Building Stories has won the Lynd Ward Prize for Graphic Novel of the Year for 2013. Heads or Tails by Lilli Carré (Fantagraphics) and The Understanding Monster—Book One by Theo Ellsworth (Secret Acres) were the honorable mentions.
The Prize is presented each year by Penn State University Libraries and the Pennsylvania Center for the Book to “the best graphic novel, fiction or non-fiction, published in the previous calendar year by a living U.S. or Canadian citizen or resident.”
TweetJudges for the 2013 Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning have been announced, a group comprising cartoonists and other artists from Montreal. Nominees were announced the other day, but these five will make final selections for “The Nipper” and the other honors. Awards winners will be announced May 11th during TCAF. Julie Delporte Born in […]
TweetNaked honesty: I’m too wiped out from this weekend’s MoCCA Festival to write much about it. It was a blast. But here are the winners of the inaugural MoCCA Awards of Excellence, as chosen by judges Karen Berger, Gary Groth, Nora Krug, David Mazzucchelli, and Paul Pope. I had to jot them down and maybe […]
Tweet Awards season rolls on, unstoppable. The Hugos—given to the best in SF—have announced the 2013 nominees and here’s the comics category: Best Graphic Story (427 nominating ballots cast) Grandville Bête Noire, written and illustrated by Bryan Talbot (Dark Horse Comics, Jonathan Cape) Locke & Key Volume 5: Clockworks, written by Joe Hill, illustrated by […]
The 2013 nominees for the Glyph Awards have been announced. The awards honor the best in black-themed comics, and the winners will be announcedat the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC) Friday, May 17, 2013 at The African American Museum located at 701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
While the three nominees for THE Reuben, the top award of the year from the National Cartoonists Society, have been announced —and they are Brian Crane, Rick Kirkman and Stephan Pastis, the NCS has just announced the nominees in the divisional races. Many familiar names in many catgories, and the new spliut wbcomics division—one for long form and one for short form—makes is debut.
TweetThe nominations for this year’s British Comic Awards, held during November’s Thought Bubble Convention in Leeds, have been officially opened this week. In addition, the 10 people making up the selection committee have also been named (and, yes, shamed). This is an open nomination process, meaning anybody can submit their favourite comics of the year […]
§ The winners of Slate’s first ever Cartoonist Studio Prize have been announced: Chris Ware and Building Stories in the Best Graphic Novel of the Year category and Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona for webcomics. Winners and finalists were slected by Slat’es Dan Kois selected student from CCS and guest judge Françoise Mouly.
Wow, this year’s MoCCA Festival just took a major step up in prestige with the announcement of the MoCCA Arts Festival Awards of Excellence, a prize to be awarded to work presented at this year’s show. Picking the prize, a jury of Karen Berger, Gary Groth, Nora Krug, David Mazzucchelli and Paul Pope.
Tom Tomorrow, creator of This Modern World, is this year’s Herblock Prize winner. Established in 2004, and nemed for famed editorial cartoonist Herblock, the prize is given for distinguished examples of editorial cartooning that exemplify the courageous standard set by Herblock and is judged by a panel of outside experts. The finalist this year was Jack Ohman, who left his post at The Oregonian last year.
Oh yeah speaking of the Oscars, Renee Zellweger – WTF. While the actress often looks like she just chomped into a handful of Sour Skittles, last night her eyes seemed to have collapsed into tiny black holes orbiting Alpha Centauri. And what was with mean Richard Gere trying to get her to read on stage? It was obvious girlfriend did not want to wear reading glasses, and was too shy to say anything about it. Either that or she had found the stash James Franco had hidden at the Dolby Theater a couple of years back.
TweetSo, once again, Hollywood confabulates and celebrates the best of motion picture arts and sciences tonight, at the 85th Academy Awards. Among the many awards will be two showcasing the best in animation: Animated Feature Film and Short Film Animated. Many people have seen the feature films (or had a chance to…dunno how many actually […]