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 […]

Yang’s Boxers & Saints longlisted for 2013 National Book Awards

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Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers & Saints, a two volume view of the Boxer Rebellion from both sides of the conflict, has made the long list for the 2013 National Book Awards in the Young People’s Literature category.

2013 Shel Dorf Award nominations announced

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Tweet The nominations for the 2013 Shel Dorf Awards went up yesterday, and we’re pleased to note we’re nominated in the “Comic Blogger of the Year” category, although up against very stiff competition, including Decapitated Dan, a horror blog. You can vote for the winners right here. I will note that I’ll be on hand […]

Complete 2013 Ignatz award winners: DeForge wins three

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TweetI’m here at the Ignatzes where the shortest award show on the planet is held, and the room is PACKED. SRO as always, and nearly all the winners were on hand. The emcee was New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly and she had chosen all cartoonists who are women as presenters, which was extremely refreshing. Outstanding […]

The 2013 Harvey Awards — Live blogged?

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Tweet We’re here at the Baltimore Hyatt for the 2013 Harvey Award ceremony! Sponsored by Guinness Beer! Despite that dangerous sounding circumstance, things are this far under control. Bill Willingham is tonight’s MC and keynote speaker. To start out he notes that he’ll only be telling embarrassing anecdotes about people he knows; people he only […]

Saga and The Avengers Pick Up Hugo Awards

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TweetThe Hugo Awards were hosted last night – and hosted by no less than comics and TV writer Paul Cornell. An awards ceremony focusing across a range of different media, two of the awards on the night went to comic properties

The 2013 Joe Shuster Awards in audio

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TweetJamie Coville was at it again and has provided us with audio and photos of this year’s ceremony, which was held at the Fan Expo in Toronto. Joe Shuster Awards 2013 (August 24) – 23 Photos Full 2013 Joe Shuster Awards Ceremony. (59:52, 54.8mb) Presented at the Ontario Art Museum – Jackson Hall, The awards […]

The 9th Art Award 2013 Goes To…

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TweetJust announced at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the winner of the inaugural 9th Art Prize is The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil, by Stephen Collins.

The 9th Art Award Shortlist Announced

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TweetThe inaugural 9th Art Awards, a new graphic novel prize hosted by Graphic Scotland and awarded during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, have announced their shortlist for the prize. It’s basically exactly the shortlist of comics you’d expect, no real surprises at who made the final five:

2013 Ignatz Award Nominees led by DeForge, Carré and Alden

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Tweet The indie-focused Ignatz Award nominees have just been announced. Chosen by a panel consisting of Lisa Hanawalt, Jason Shiga, Dustin Harbin, Damien Jay and Sakura Maku the list comprises an eclectic and incredible array of comics from the year past. Winners will be announced at a ceremony hosted by New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly […]

The 2013 Eisner Award Winners Are…

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TweetCongratulations to all the winners!

2013 Harvey Award Nominations announced — HAWKEYE and SAGA get seven each

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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 […]

Announcing the Winners of our Man of Steel contest!

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Tweet Hey true believers, sorry for keeping you all in suspense, but we finally have the two winners of our amazing Man of Steel giveaway sponsored by Nokia. Winners get a Nokia Lumia 920, a wireless charging pillow, a special Man of Steel phone cover and either a Zod Mask or a Zod statue. The […]

British Comics Awards panel makes every other comics awards judging panel look like total weak sauce

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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 […]

Reminder! Eisner Award voting ends June 12th!

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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 […]

2013 Joe Shuster Award nominees announced

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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 […]