Nominees for the graphic novel category include Ben Passmore, Jim Terry, KAITO, Bishakh Som and Yeon-sik Hong.
The nominees have been announced for this year’s L.A. Times Book Prize, which includes a category for Graphic Novels/Comics.
The Los Angeles Times has given an award in the graphic novel category since 2009, when Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli won the award. Other previous winners include The Love Bunglers by Jaime Hernandez, Duncan the Wonder Dog by Adam Hines, Beverly by Nick Drnaso and Tillie Walden’s On a Sunbeam. The Hard Tomorrow by Eleanor Davis won the prize last year.
The nominees for this year are:
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Tim Seeley and Jim Terry will bring together two horror comics icons in ‘The Crow: Hack/Slash.’
Hack/Slash creator Tim Seeley will pit his creation against another horror comic icon in June, when IDW Publishing presents The Crow: Hack/Slash. The crossover comic will be written and drawn by Seeley, with The Crow artist Jim Terry providing inks.
Created in the late 1980s by James O’Barr, The Crow, Seeley said, inspired him to tell “dark and personal stories full of pain and beauty.”
“The Crow defined me as a fan of the comics medium, but also introduced me to a whole world of music and fashion that I’d never had access to before – one that completely fit the attitude my teenage brain was desperately looking for,” Seeley said in a press release. “It introduced me to the idea that comics could tell dark and personal stories full of pain and beauty. No doubt about it – without O’Barr’s original The Crow, there would never have been a Hack/Slash. Mixing Cassie, Vlad, and The Crow has been in the making for 25 years, and my buddy Jim Terry and I cannot wait to unleash it on the world.”
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