|Daniel Clowes wins PEN Literary Award|
|Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Daniel Clowes, awards||1 Sep 2011 4:45 PM|
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Love and Rockets: New Stories was named Best Continuing or Limited Series at the 2011 Harvey Awards earlier tonight! Congrats to the Hernandez Brothers for this well-deserved win! And in further good news for Jaime, The Art of Jaime Hernandez was recognized as Best Biographical, Journalistic or Historical Presentation — kudos to author Todd Hignite. (Looks like The Beat was the first to report the full list of winners.)
If you don't already have last year's issue of the series, which garnered the honor, we're currently offering it at 25% off, to celebrate the Harvey honor and also as part of our Ignatz Award Nominees sale. We're also offering a special deal where you can get all 4 issues of the series, or different pairs of issues, for 25% off. So if you're not caught up on the series, now is the time!
The nominees for the 2011 Ignatz Awards were announced today and we're happy to share that our artists and publications received 5 nominations in 4 categories! We're celebrating in our usual way, by offering them to you our customers for 25% off for a limited time! Winners will be announced on Saturday, September 10 at SPX. And our nominees are...
Dungeon Quest by Joe Daly
• Outstanding Series
• Outstanding Graphic Novel
• Outstanding Story
You'll Never Know, Book 2: Collateral Damage by C. Tyler
• Outstanding Graphic Novel
Congratulations to all! And further kudos to Mome contributors Gabrielle Bell, Renee French, Tom Kaczynski, Joseph Lambert, and Jesse Moynihan, as well as our pal Sammy Harkham, for their respective nominations.
Well, well, we've got some real humble artists here at Fantagraphics!
This past weekend at the San Diego Comic-Con, Inkpot Awards were received by our artists Joyce Farmer, Frank Stack, and editor Bill Schelly! But no one brought their award back to the booth! So, instead you get this absolutely charming photo of Joyce and Frank.
Congratulations to all of you! So well deserved!
Last night, we were honored to receive the 2011 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for "Best Reality-Based Work" and "Best U.S. Edition of International Material" for It Was the War of the Trenches by Jacques Tardi! It's a privilege to be able to bring Tardi's work to U.S. readers.
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!
The French are, not unreasonably, excited by the strong showing of French cartoonists and graphic novels in the Eisners this year -- nine nominations for eight titles, four of 'em for Fantagraphics:
We think it's sort of charming that the item was posted on Bastille Day. Hence our Marseillaise quote above, for those of you who missed it.
Congratulations to Shimura Takako and translator/editor Matt Thorn, whose English-language edition of Wandering Son Vol. 1 has been nominated to the American Library Association/Young Adult Library Services Association "2012 Great Graphic Novels for Teens" list! The final list will be announced by the ALA in January.
The nominees for the 2011 Harvey Awards are announced and we are pleased to report that we picked up a handful of nominations for a couple of titles, and to celebrate we're offering them at 25% off for the rest of the week!
• Best American Edition of Foreign Material
• Best Continuing or Limited Series
We're happy to share the ballot with illustrious pals and colleagues such as Roger Langridge, Shannon Wheeler, Dan Nadel, Monte Beauchamp, Todd Hignite (for The Art of Jaime Hernandez), James Sturm, Dan Clowes, Charles Burns and others.
Winners will be announced at a ceremony on August 20, 2011 at the Baltimore Comic-Con, as per tradition. Browse and order all of our 2011 nominated titles here, and see here for links to past years' award honorees. Congratulations to all the nominees!
Drew Weing gave an illuminating talk about his career and the creation of his debut graphic novel Set to Sea a short while ago at the behest of the Pennsylvania Center for the Book in Philadelphia after the book received the 2011 Lynd Ward Prize for Best Graphic Novel Honor Award (runner-up to the main prize) earlier this year. Watch the complete talk, with introduction and follow-up Q&A session, embedded above or on YouTube here; also, in this video, you can watch the jurors for the Lynd Ward Prize discuss their selection of the book.