The annual awards honoring excellence in independent comics, graphic novels and minicomics were presented last night at the Small Press Expo.
The annual Ignatz Awards, which are shaped like a brick, were handed out last night during a ceremony at the Small Press Expo.
The Ignatz Awards, which have been presented since 1997, celebrate the outstanding achievements of independent comics, graphic novels and minicomics. They are named for the mouse that appears in the Krazy Kat comics by George Herriman.
Nominees were selected by a jury that included Ellen Lindner, Juniper Kim, L. Nichols, Ally Shwed, Jason Little and Kotaline Jones, with the winners being selected via an online ballot.
Congratulations to this year’s winners:
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The winners were announced during a ceremony held at the Baltimore Comic-Con this weekend.
The winners for the 2022 Ringo Awards were announced last night at the Baltimore Comic-Con. This marks the sixth year for the awards program named for artist Mike Wieringo, who passed away in 2007.
Nominees were selected earlier this year by an open nomination process and a jury that consisted of Diamond’s Troy-Jeffrey Allen, artist Richard Case, comics creator and instructor Amy Chu, writer Abby Denson and Valiant sales manager/former retailer John Petrie.
Besides the Ringo Awards themselves, a few other awards were given out during the ceremony, including two from the Hero Initiative. Chris Claremont received the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award, while Al Milgrom received the Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award.
The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Spirit Award went to the comic World’s Finest by Mark Waid and Dan Mora, and published by DC. This award is selected every year by perennial jurors Todd Dezago, Craig Rousseau, Mark Waid and Matt Wieringo, Mike’s brother.
The Ringo’s fan award categories, which are selected by open voting, were also presented:
- Fan Favorite Hero: Sam Young, Let’s Play
- Fan Favorite Villain: Adam, The Guy Upstairs
- Fan Favorite New Series: Nevermore
- Fan Favorite New Talent: artist/colorist Ellie Wright
- Fan Favorite Publisher: Dark Horse
You can see the rest of the winners below.
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The National Cartoonist Society recognized cartoonists and artists across several categories this week.
The National Cartoonists Society has awarded Zippy the Pinhead creator Bill Griffith with its prestigious Reuben Award. The award was presented last night at a ceremony and awards dinner in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Griffith was one of five cartoonists nominated for the award, chosen from a field that included Jeff Smith, Hilary B. Price, Will Henry and Mark Tatulli.
Griffith began his career in 1969, with his strips appearing in publications like East Village Other and Screw Magazine. He moved to San Francisco in the early 1970s to become part of the underground comix movement, which is where Zippy was born. The strip first appeared in Real Pulp #1, then became a weekly in 1976.
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The winners will be announced at the New York Comic Con in October.
The nominees have been announced for this year’s Harvey Awards, the annual awards program given out at the New York Comic Con every year. The awards recognize graphic novels, manga, digital comics and “adaptations” across six categories.
“The Harvey Awards continues to distinguish itself by honoring the unique talents required to create the very best graphic novels,” co-chair John Lind said. “This year is especially impressive given the range of diversity among authors, illustrators and content being created in the field, and we are thrilled to recognize these accomplishments.”
The winners will be announced Oct. 13. Here are the nominees:
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The annual awards celebrate outstanding achievement in independent comics and cartooning.
The Small Press Expo, aka SPX, has announced the nominees for the 2023 Ignatz Awards.
The Ignatz Awards, which have been handed out since 1997, celebrate the outstanding achievements of independent comics, graphic novels and alternative political cartoons. Named for the mouse that appears in the Krazy Kat comics by George Herriman, the logo changes each year as a new artist draws the mouse and his weapon of choice, the brick. The logo for this year was drawn by 2022 Ignatz Promising New Talent Winner Juni Ba.
The nominees were chosen by a panel of comics professionals that included Ellen Lindner, Juniper Kim, L. Nichols, Ally Shwed, Jason Little and Kotaline Jones.
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The awards, which include a comics category, have been presented annually during DragonCon since 2016.
The nominees have been announced for the 2023 Dragon Awards, which have been presented annually during DragonCon since 2016.
The awards include multiple categories for books, media tie-ins like movies and video games, and comics. This year the “Best Comic Book” and “Best Graphic Novel” categories have been combined into a single category — “Best Comic Book or Graphic Novel.”
The nominees in the comics and graphic novel category are:
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Kate Beaton, Tom King, Bruno Redondo and more were honored with awards tonight.
The winners were announced tonight in San Diego for the 2023 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.
DC was the big winner tonight, when looking across publishers, with multiple awards for the Human Target miniseries and Nightwing, among others. Kate Beaton’s Ducks, published by Drawn + Quarterly; Parker: The Martini Edition–Last Call by Darwyn Cooke and published by IDW; Ducks by Kate Beaton; and The Night Eaters by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda also brought home multiple awards. Chivalry, a short story by Neil Gaiman adapted to comics by Colleen Doran, has proven to be one of the most nominated graphic novels this awards season, and it took home an Eisner for Best Adaptation.
Other awards given out tonight included the Russ Manning Award. Although she didn’t take home an Eisner despite her multiple nominations, Zoe Thorogood brought home the trophy for the prestigious Russ Manning Award. Beth Accomando and Scott Dunbier received the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, and the Bill Finger Award went to both Sam Glanzman and Barbara Friedlander. Cape and Cowl Comics in Oakland won the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award.
You can check out the full list of Eisner winners after the jump.
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The awards will be presented during the Baltimore Comic-Con on Sept. 9.
The nominees for the 2023 Ringo Awards have been announced, marking the seventh year for the awards program named for artist Mike Wieringo, who passed away in 2007.
Nominees were chosen by fans, along with a panel of judges. The awards presentation will take place at The Baltimore Comic-Con on Sept. 9.
And this year’s nominees are …
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The winners will be announced in October.
The nominees have been announced for the 2023 Hugo Awards, which includes a “Best Graphic Story or Comic” category.
Presented annually since 1955, the Hugo Awards recognize the best science fiction in books, comics, movies, TV and more. The Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story has been awarded since 2009, with previous winners including volumes of Saga, Ms. Marvel, Girl Genius, Sandman: Overture, LaGuardia, Far Sector and Monstress, which is up for the award again this year.
And the nominees are …
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The winner will be revealed in September.
The National Cartoonist Society has announced the nominees for the 2022 Cartoonist of the Year, commonly known as The Reuben Award. These follow the NCS divisional award nominees, which were announced in early June.
This year’s list includes several cartoonists who have been previously nominated, and one notable new addition for comic book fans:
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Plus: #ComicsBrokeMe, Lambda Literary Awards, Hoopla adds manga and more.
Awards | Chivalry, the short story by Neil Gaiman adapted into a graphic novel by Colleen Doran, has won a Locus Award in the category of “Illustrated and Art Book.” The graphic novel, which was published by Dark Horse, was up against several traditional art books and a few other graphic novels like The Night Eaters in the category. Artist Charles Vess also won another Locus Award in the category of “Best Artist.”
Industry | Writing for the Daily Beast, Chris Kindred talks to several comic creators about the #ComicsBrokeMe hashtag that Shivana Sookdeo created after the death of Ian McGinty and the stories they shared about working in the comics industry.
“The act of creating hundreds of well-illustrated pages takes serious time, significant strain on the body, and mental stamina. So many of us have sustained significant damage to our health trying to make ends meet,” Sookdeo told Kindred.
The article also notes the creation of the Cartoonist Cooperative, a creator-run organization trying to address these issues within the industry.
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Annual award for the ‘Most Promising Newcomer’ comic artist will be presented during the Eisner Awards in July at Comic-Con International.
Comic-Con International has announced the nominees for the 2023 Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award, named for the creator of Magnus, Robot Fighter and illustrator of the Tarzan and Star Wars comic strips.
Presented almost annually since 1982, the award recognizes an artist who, early in their career, “shows a superior knowledge and ability in the art of creating comics.” The awards took a break during the pandemic, but returned last year when Luana Vecchio received the award.
Previous winners include Dave Stevens, Eleanor Davis, Jeff Smith, Marion Churchland, David Petersen, Tyler Crook, Dan Mora, Lorena Alvarez and Nate Simpson.
The nominees are:
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