|Oil and Water as Oregon Book Award Finalist|
|Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Steve Duin, Shannon Wheeler, awards||27 Jan 2014 11:40 AM|
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As reported by the Oregonian, the 2014 Oregon Book Award short lists have been announced. Oil and Water, a graphic novel about the cleanup of Deepwater Horizon oil spill, by Steve Duin and Shannon Wheeler is up for the Pacific Northwest College of Art Graphic Literature Award.
Duin and Wheeler are in line with Barry Deutsch ("Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite"), Natalie Nourigat of Portland ("Between Gears"), Joe Sacco of Portland ("Journalism") and Craig Thompson of Portland ("Habibi"). Good luck to all but mostly Duin and Wheeler!
For those wanting to attend the Oregon Book Awards ceremony is March 17 at the Gerding Theater at the Armory hosted by Luis Urrea. Grab a copy today and see what all the fuss is about.
Congratulations to Lilli Carré for being awarded the third annual Columbus Museum of Art and Thurber House residency! Carré follows two years of Fantagraphics cartoonists as a winner (Ed Piskor and Paul Hornschemeier) to Ohio. Carré will be staying at the historic home of author and New Yorker cartoonist, James Thurber (and throwing RAD parties - joke!).
While in town, she'll have a number of events the public and students may attend:
At Thurber House:
Art Lab visiting artist
Artist's Talk and Interview
Her last book with Fantagraphics, a collection called Heads or Tails was a nominee for many awards like the 2013 Eisner nomination for best Graphic Album - Reprint, 2013 Ignatz for Outsanding Artist, Outstanding Anthology and Outstanding Story plus a 2013 Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize Honor Book. Enticed and intrigued? There's at least two more copies left (on earth) at the Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle.
A self-portrait of Lilli.
Following a line of Fantagraphics' cartoonists like last year's Joe Sacco and 2011's Daniel Clowes, the great Gilbert Hernandez has won the Pen Graphic Literature Award for outstanding body of work. Judged by panels of distinguished writers, critics, and editors, Hernandez's 30 years of work in comics includes FIVE books out this year! It's nothing to sneeze at. The 23rd Annual Literary Awards Festival takes place at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA on Monday, October 14th, 2013.
On Saturday night, Ulli Lust won the Ignatz Award for Best Graphic Novel for her large work Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life. Translated by Kim Thompson, the story is set back in 1984, where a rebellious, 17-year-old, punked-out Ulli Lust sets out for a wild hitchhiking trip across Italy.
Charming and well, just plain bad-ass Lust sold out of her graphic novel earlier in the day. Thank you for your support and coming to say hi to our favorite Austrian cartoonist! Get your own copy of her book today!
Today SPX, Small Press Expo, released the nominees for the Ignatz Awards given out the Saturday of the show, September 14th. We have quite a few cartoonists listed and are so excited for them. Their amazing work speaks for itself but a nice brick award (based the Krazay Kat and Ignatz) is always helpful makes you look tough as hell next to your drawing table. Attendees of SPX are given ballots so start walking NOW to Bethesda and you'll get there in time.
From Heads or Tails, 'The Carnival' is nominated for Outstanding Story. Lilli Carré can't stop, she won't stop!
We have TWO comics up for Outstanding Graphic Novel. Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life by Ulli Lust and You'll Never Know Volume Three: A Soldier's Heart by Carol Tyler are bound to create a tie!
Prison Pit by Johnny Ryan continues to kill it and is nominated for Outstanding Series!
Congrats are in order to Simon Hanselmann for Outstanding Comic nomination for St. Owl's Bay. His book MEGAHEX is coming out from Fantagraphics in 2014 so get ready for more amazing comis.
Here's a quick link to all of our Ignatz-nominee books in case you need to load up for some good readin'. See all of you at the awards acting all dignified and then sorta sloppy at the chocolate fountain!
The 2013 Harvey Award Nominations list more than a few Fantagraphics' titles! Here's a peak at their covers and click on any to find out more information if for some reason they aren't already on your bookshelves!
Jaime Hernandez is up for BEST CARTOONIST for his work in Love and Rockets: New Stories (by Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez).
The Eisner Award-winner Tales Designed to Thrizzle #8 by Michael Kupperman is up in the BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY category.
New York Mon Amour by Jacques Tardi is nominated for BEST AMERICAN EDITION of FOREIGN MATERIAL.
Heads or Tails by Lilli Carré is up for BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED.
In the BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT category, we are competeing with ourselves! Came the Dawn and Other Stories by Wally Wood and the now Eisner Award-winning Pogo Vol. 2 The Complete Syndicated Strips "Bona Fide Balderdash" face off at Baltimore Comic Con.
So get your butts over to the Harvey Award page and vote!
Congratulations are in order for two Fantagraphics cartoonists, Gene Deitch and Ellen Forney! At San Diego Comic Con they were each awarded the Inkpot Award which are given to "individuals for their contributions to the worlds of comics, science fiction/fantasy, film, television, animation, and fandom services."
At San Diego in July, we released two books for by Gene Deitch. Nudnik Revealed! includes of Deitch's animation artwork for the mid-1960s shorts starring bumbling everyman Nudnik (cross between Candide and Godot), one of his most creatively personal and commercially successful creations in a long career of innovative and successful work are showcased in this process book.
We also reprinted Cat on a Hot Thin Groove by Deitch. On the long road to becoming an Oscar-winning animation director (and Inkpot Winner!), Gene Deitch became an intense jazz fan. At the age of 21, he discovered The Record Changer magazine, a jazz collector's magazine filled with fanatical, scholarly, and purist essays about jazz as well as listings of hard-to-find jazz albums. Every jazz swinger in the '40s was called a cat (as in "cool cat"), so Gene Deitch created a cartoon feature for Record Changer titled "The Cat," which quickly became a fixture of the magazine. He also started drawing the covers, which graced almost every issue from 1945 to 1951 along with "The Cat." Deitch's stylistically virtuoso images exquisitely embodied the essence of jazz and became a visual paean to the joy of collecting and appreciating jazz.
We brought back a couple of doorstops from San Diego — Eisner Awards for Pogo Vol. 2: Bona Fide Balderdash by Walt Kelly, named Best Archival Collection/Project — Strips, and "Moon 69" by Michael Kupperman from Tales Designed to Thrizzle #8 (and the Vol. 2 collection), named Best Short Story! You can catch Kupperman at the SPX-plosion in Baltimore and as a special guest at SPX in Bethesda. Maybe you'll get a copy with those special Eisner stickers on them! (We'll be forwarding the statuettes to Michael and Pogo editor Carolyn Kelly as soon as we get bored with spinning the little globes around.) Hurrah and congratulations!
Last night the 25th Lambda Literary Awards were presented and Justin Hall received one for No Straight Lines in the LGBT Anthology category. Congratulations to Justin and all the contributors to this amazing anthology that showcases four decades of queer comics, a historical tome of first person documentation and literary comics! No Straight Lines is ALSO up for an Eisner Award in Best Anthology. The hardcover version of the anthology sold out very quick last year but fear not, we have a softcover coming out in a few months. Browse a 34-page PDF excerpt and pre-order your copy right here. Can't wait? Buy a digital version of the book today at the comiXology website!
We love all of our books but are especially happy for the creators of the Eisner-nominated books. You can vote until June 12 online. If you haven't read all of them, check 'em out individually or via our list!
Best Short Story: "Moon 1969: The True Story of the 1969 Moon Launch," by Michael Kupperman, in Tales Designed to Thrizzle #8
"Rainbow Moment," by Lilli Carré, in Heads or Tails
Best Single Issue (or One-Shot): Tales Designed to Thrizzle #8, by Michael Kupperman
Best Humor Publication: Naked Cartoonists, edited by Gary Groth
Best Anthology: No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, edited by Justin Hall
Best Reality-Based Work: You'll Never Know, Book 3: A Soldier's Heart, by C. Tyler
Best Graphic Album-New: You'll Never Know, Book 3: A Soldier's Heart, by C. Tyler
Best Graphic Album-Reprint: Cruisin' with the Hound, by Spain
Heads or Tails, by Lilli Carré
Best Archival Collection/Project-Strips: Mister Twee Deedle: Raggedy Ann's Sprightly Cousin, by Johnny Gruelle, edited by Rick Marschall
Pogo, Vol. 2: Bona Fide Balderdash, by Walt Kelly, edited by Carolyn Kelly and Kim Thompson
Roy Crane's Captain Easy: The Complete Sunday Newspaper Strips, vol. 3, edited by Rick Norwood
Best Archival Collection/Project-Comic Books: Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge: Only a Poor Old Man, by Carl Barks, edited by Gary Groth
Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby's Romance Comics, edited by Michel Gagné
Best U.S. Edition of International Material: Athos in America, by Jason
New York Mon Amour, by Benjamin LeGrand, Dominique Grange, and Jacques Tardi
Best Writer/Artist: Gilbert Hernandez, Love and Rockets New Stories, vol. 5
Jaime Hernandez, Love and Rockets New Stories, vol. 5
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art): Lorenzo Mattotti, The Crackle of the Frost
Best Lettering: C. Tyler, You'll Never Know, Book 3: A Soldier's Heart
Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism: tcj.com, edited by Timothy Hodler and Dan Nadel
Best Publication Design: Dal Tokyo, designed by Gary Panter and Family Sohn
Mister Twee Deedle: Raggedy Ann's Sprightly Cousin, designed by Tony Ong
Still no sure which to read? Heidi MacDonald, Cal Reid and company discuss the nominations on the Publishers Weekly podcast. Meanwhile, Chris Sims, Matt D. Wilson and more of War Rocket Ajax discuss the nominations, although I'm not sure how long the podcast will be up at this link.
Some of the nominations gather in our mail room. See you in JULY!
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