Jo Duffy + Ralph Newman will receive the 2024 Bill Finger Award

The awards will be presented at Comic-Con International later this month during the Eisner Award ceremony.

Comic-Con International has announced that Jo Duffy and Ralph Newman will receive the 2024 Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing, which recognizes comic writers who made lasting contributions to comics that went largely “unsung.” The award is named for Bill Finger, whose contributions to the creation of Batman and related characters went unsung for many decades.

The two recipients were chosen by a committee headed up by comic historian and Groo writer Mark Evanier that included editor Charles Kochman, writer Kurt Busiek, artist/historian Jim Amash, cartoonist Scott Shaw! and writer/editor Marv Wolfman.

“Since 2005, we have been honoring writers whose work in the comic book industry has not, we feel, received the attention and recognition that their work deserved,” Evanier said. “This year’s posthumous recipient wrote hundreds if not thousands of comic book scripts without, as far as we can tell, ever getting his name on any of them. That’s about as unrecognized as you can be.”

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Nominees announced for the 2024 Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award

The annual awards program that recognizes promising artists will be presented during the Eisner Awards in July at Comic-Con International.

Comic-Con International has announced this year’s Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award nominees. Named for the creator of Magnus, Robot Fighter and illustrator of the Tarzan and Star Wars comic strips, the award recognizes a new artist who “shows a superior knowledge and ability in the art of creating comics.”

Previous winners include Dave Stevens, Eleanor Davis, Jeff Smith, Marion Churchland, David Petersen, Tyler Crook, Dan Mora, Lorena Alvarez, Nate Simpson and Luana Vecchio. Last year Zoe Thorogood won the Manning Award.

The 2024 nominees are:

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Nominees announced for this year’s Reuben Award

The winner will be announced in August.

The National Cartoonist Society has announced the nominees for the 2023 Cartoonist of the Year, commonly known as The Reuben Award. These follow the NCS divisional award nominees, which were announced earlier this year.

This year’s list includes six cartoonists rather than the traditional five, due to a tie in voting.

Congrats to this year’s nominees:

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Nominees announced for the 2024 Eisner Awards

Winners will be announced at Comic-Con International in July.

Comic-Con International has announced the nominees for this year’s Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. This is the 36th year for the awards, which will be given out at this year’s Comic-Con International on July 26.

In terms of publishers, Image Comics and DC received the most nominations, followed by Fantagraphics, First Second and IDW. In terms of creators, Kelly Thompson leads the pack with five nominations, while Emily Carroll, Juano Guarnido, Bill Griffith and Tom Taylor each received three nominations.

Here’s the full list of this year’s nominees:

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Jay Stephens, Jesús Hervás, Daniel Clowes, Darren Bell + more nominated in this year’s NCS divisional awards

The National Cartoonist Society has announced the divisional nominees for the 78th Annual NCS Reuben Awards.

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the 2023 NCS Divisional finalists for the 78th Annual NCS Reuben Awards, which annually recognize creators of comic strips, illustrations, comic books and more. The winners will be announced Aug. 23, and the nominees for their biggest award, the Reuben itself, should be announced soon.

The awards recognize the artist or cartoonist, so you’ll see that the specific work, the writer and the publisher aren’t called out in the nominations. This year’s nominees in the comic book category include Jesús Hervás, artist of Invasive and What If? Venom; Kelly Phillips, creator of Apricot Dumplings; and Jay Stephens, creator of Dwellings. In the graphic novel category, the nominees include The Talk creator Darren Bell, Monica creator Daniel Clowes and Sarah Bollinger, artist of Malcolm Kid and the Perfect Song.

Webcomics creators are recognized in two categories — long form and short form. In the long-form category, the nominees include Brad Guigar, Evan Dahm and Jason Chatfield. In the short-form category, Sarah AndersenJim Benton and Dee Fish have been nominated.

Here’s the full list of nominees across all the categories for this year:

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Emily Carroll’s ‘A Guest in the House’ wins the L.A. Times Book Prize

The horror graphic novel about a woman haunted by her new husband’s dead wife adds another accolade to its shelf.

A Guest in the House by Emily Carroll has won this year’s L.A. Times Book Prize.

The graphic novel was up against four other nominees in the Graphic Novel/Comics category, including titles by Simon Spurrier and Matías Bergara, Derek M. Ballard, Sammy Harkham and Chantal Montellier.

Carroll’s latest has been stacking up accolades, appearing on the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2023 and also being nominated for a Lambda Literary Award last month.

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Nominees announced for the Eisner Awards Hall of Fame class of 2024

The final inductees will be announced during a ceremony at Comic-Con International in July.

Comic-Con International has announced  16 nominees for this year’s Eisner Awards Hall of Fame, from which voters will choose the final four inductees.

The 16 nominees are Gus Arriola, Eddie Campbell, Mike Friedrich, Don Heck, Klaus Janson, Abe Kanegson, Jim Lee, Mike Mignola, Tom Palmer, Bob Powell, Mike Royer, Ira Schnapp, Phil Seuling, Leonard Starr, Jill Thompson and Angelo Torres.

Voting will be conducted online among comic book creators, retailers and other industry personnel. You can find more details on the CCI website.

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Nominees announced for the 20th annual Doug Wright Awards

Deni Loubert and Maurice Vellekoop will be inducted into the Giants of the North: The Canadian Cartooning Hall of Fame.

The nominees have been announced for the 20th annual Doug Wright Awards, which honor “the best work and most promising talent in Canadian comics.”

First Second, Conundrum Press, and Drawn & Quarterly all received multiple nominations for books they published

In addition to this year’s nominees, the Doug Wright committee also announced this year’s inductees for the Giants of the North: The Canadian Cartooning Hall of Fame: Deni Loubert, founder of Renegade Press and co-founder of Aardvark-Vanaheim, and Maurice Vellekoop, the cartoonist and fashion designer whose comics and illustrations have appeared in Time, GQ, Cosmopolitan, The New Yorker, Madamoiselle and many other magazines, as well as in the graphic novels The World of Gloria Badcock, A Nut at the Opera and I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together.

Nominees were selected from entries of books published in the 2023 calendar year. The short list and winners were chosen by a panel of three judges for each category. Each winner will receive a small cash prize, and the winner of The Nipper will be awarded a week-long stay at the Valleyview Artist Retreat in Caledon, Ontario.

And here are this year’s nominees …

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Nominees announced for the 2024 Hugo Awards

The winners will be announced in August.

Following a controversial 2023 awards program, the nominees have been announced for the 2024 Hugo Awards, which includes a “Best Graphic Story or Comic” category.

Before getting to the nominees, let’s talk about what happened last year. The selection committee for the annual awards program, which recognizes literary achievements in science fiction, excluded several authors over concerns that their work could be offensive to China, which hosted the World Science Fiction Convention where the awards are presented. A series of leaked emails showed how the judges decided not to include works that had received enough votes, including those by Paul Weimer, R.F. Kuang and Xiran Jay Zhao. While the controversy did not appear to impact the comics category, an episode of the Netflix adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman was excluded from the Best Dramatic Presentation category.

This all led to several resignations and reprimands and a whole bunch of negative PR for WorldCon and the awards. So it’s no surprise that this year many people may be giving the Hugos a bit of a side-eye, and some nominees declined their nominations. It is worth noting that this year’s awards are being administered by a completely different group of people and WorldCon will take place in Scotland this August.

So, without further ado, here are this year’s nominees in the comics category:

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‘A Guest in the House,’ ‘Blackward’ among the nominees for the 2024 Lambda Literary Awards

The annual awards recognize LGBTQ+ books, poetry, comics and more.

The finalists have been announced for the 36th annual Lambda Literary Awards, which celebrate and recognize outstanding LGBTQ+ literature. The awards include an “LGBTQ+ Comics” category.

The finalists were selected by more than “70 avid readers, critics and literary professionals” from more than 1,300 submissions. Both First Second and Drawn & Quarterly received two nominations, while Silver Sprocket rounded out the category. Previous winners in the comics category include Sas Milledge’s Mamo, Lee Lai’s Stone Fruit and Bishakh Som’s Apsara Engine.

And the finalists are …

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MoCCA reveals its Awards of Excellence winners for 2024

Rebecca Mock, Sofia Warren, Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, Mark Doox and more took home prizes from the annual festival.

This past weekend the Society of Illustrators held the annual MoCCA Fest in New York, one of the largest independent comic festivals in the United States. As part of the festival, SI gave out its annual Awards of Excellence, a “best in show” award given to a selection of books available at the festival.

Winners received a ribbon, a $100 financial prize and a pen tablet provided by the event’s sponsor, Xencelabs.

This year they gave out 15 awards to attending publishers and creators, as revealed on their Instagram. Winners included:

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‘Four-Color Heroes,’ ‘Doctor Aphra’ win at the GLAAD Media Awards

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation recognized comics from Marvel and Fanbase Press in their 35th annual Media Awards.

Four-Color Heroes and Doctor Aphra took home awards at the 35th annual GLAAD Media Awards, which recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ+ community and the issues that affect their lives.

GLAAD recognizes the comic arts in two categories — “Outstanding Comic Book” and “Outstanding Original Graphic Novel/Anthology.” The awards were given out Thursday night at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, across categories that recognized film, television, video games and more. Other winners included the TV show Yellowjackets and the video game Baldur’s Gate 3.

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