The Winners of the Irish Comic News Awards Are….

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The 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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The 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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Richard 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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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. Sliney […]

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

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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 he […]

The Shortlist for The British Comic Awards 2013 Has Been Announced

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The 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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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 at […]

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 […]