The 2013 Harvey Awards — Live blogged?

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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 knows […]

Saga and The Avengers Pick Up Hugo Awards

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The 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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Jamie 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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Just 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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The 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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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 on […]

Image Wrestling and Whispering: Lynda Barry’s Kaleidoscopic Modus in Girlhood Through the Looking Glass

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  The swing of this year’s SDCC has finally begun to wind down, and while there was inarguably no lack in the immense influx of comics/movie/merchandise-related news, there was amazingly still a capacity for SDCC to focus on and feature the burgeoning comic academic scene. Along with this year’s Comics Art Conference, the Eisner Awards […]

The 2013 Eisner Award Winners Are…

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Congratulations to all the winners!

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

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 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 […]

The 2013 Shel Dorf Award Nominations are now open

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I’m a little late catching this, but the nomination process for the 2013 Shel Dorf Awards is now open. If you want to make your nominations for categories including best ongoing series, best writer, best editor, best kids comic and so on – head over to the website to cast your votes. Held at the Detroit […]

Announcing the Winners of our Man of Steel contest!

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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 winners […]

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

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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 Page […]

Reminder! Eisner Award voting ends June 12th!

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[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 scholars, […]

2013 Joe Shuster Award nominees announced

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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 English […]

DC profiles: Karen Berger and Jeff Robinov

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Kremlinologist 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,” […]

Film adaptation of Julie Maroh’s Blue is the Warmest Color wins Palme d’Or

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The Cannes FIlm Festival wrapped up over the weekend, and the winner of the Palme ‘dOr—the grand prize for all the films at the fest— was Blue is the Warmest Color, an adaptation of Julie Maroh’s graphic novel Le Bleu est Une Couleur Chaude. It’s the first comic book movie to win the top prize, […]