2020 Prism Award winners announced

The awards recognize, promote and celebrate diversity and excellence in the field of queer comics.

The winners of the fourth annual Prism Awards were announced over the weekend as part of the virtual Queer Comics Expo hosted by the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. The awards ceremony and other content from the expo can be found on the CAM’s YouTube channel.

The awards are presented to comic works by queer authors and stories that promote the growing body of diverse, powerful, innovative, positive or challenging representations of LGBTQAI+ characters in fiction or nonfiction comics. The goal is to recognize, promote and celebrate diversity and excellence in the field of queer comics. Finalists and recipients were voted on by diverse panels of comics professionals, educators, librarians, journalists and writers, which can be found here.

Congratulations to all the winners, who are in bold below:

Webcomics

The Girl That Can’t Get A Girlfriend by Mieri Hiranishi
Cafe Suada by Jade Sarson
Magical Boy by The Kao

Short Form

In Search Of Absent Pigments by Alex Assan
Pseudo Slut Transmission by Emma Jayne
One Day Out by Ina Bestari

Mainstream Press

Bloom by Kevin Panetta & Savanna Ganucheau
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki & Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
Kiss Number #8 by Colleen AF Venable & Ellen T. Crenshaw

Small/Midsize Press

Trans Girls Hit The Town by Emma Jayne
Lemonade Summer by Gabi Mendez
Stage Dreams by Melanie Gillman

Anthology

Come Together edited by Tab Kimpton and Alex Assan
Heartwood by Joamette Gil
Shout Out edited by Andrew Wheeler

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