Slate has announced the winners of their annual Cartoonist Studio Prize, which awards $1,000 to the year’s best print comic and webcomic.
This year’s winner in the print catgeory is Keren Katz for The Academic Hour, published by Secret Acres.
Michael DeForge’s Leaving Richard’s Valley, which is posted on Instagram, won for the webcomic category.
Slate began the program in 2012 in conjunction with the Center for Cartoon Studies. Previous winners include Noelle Stevenson for Nimona, Chris Ware for Building Stories, Taiyo Matsumoto for Sunny, Winston Rowntree for Watching, Eleanor Davis for Libby’s Dad and Carol Tyler for Soldier’s Heart: The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father. The winners were selected this year by Slate’s Jacob Brogan, the faculty and students at the Center for Cartoon Studies (represented by Kevin Czap), and this year’s guest judge: Andrew Farago of San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum. The winners each receive $1,000.