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Ulli Lust wins the Max Und Moritz Preis 2014
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Ulli Lustawardsartists 25 Jun 2014 11:15 AM

Check it out! Our very own Ulli Lust has been winning awards left and right. Her latest acknowledgement is the Max Und Moritz Preis 2014 award for "best cartoonist publishing in the German language."

Lust's past awards include the 2014 LA Times Book Award for Graphic Novels & Comics and the Ignatz Award for Best Graphic Novel - both for Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life.

Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life by Ulli Lust - Cover 

Gary Groth: Stranger Genius Nominee Uncovered
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Things to seeThe StrangerinterviewsinterviewGary Grothawards 11 Jun 2014 5:11 PM
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Last month we found out one of our founders, Gary Groth, was up for a Genius Award in Literature from local and cool-as-hell alt-weekly paper, The Stranger. This week articles about all the nominees  appeared online and in the print version so you can get to know them and their genius.
 
Gary's acerbic rage-writings of the 80s and 90s are referenced in the article by Paul Constant. Constant asked Gary if he was less angry now but since Fantagraphics started making the comics he wanted to read and are at most bookstores...Constant wrote it best. "that there was always more work to do, but it was clear to everyone that, yes, the century-long fight for the soul of American comics is over, and Gary Groth won."
 
On October 18, The Stranger will throw a huge, drunken party for all 15 finalists at the Moore Theatre (tickets here), with the Seattle Rock Orchestra and other live performances, and five of the finalists (one from each category) will go home with $5,000 each, no strings attached.
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Publisher Gary Groth on Genius short list for The Stranger
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under The StrangerGary Grothawards 15 May 2014 4:50 PM

Gary Groth
Publisher Gary Groth was the happy recipient of a chocolate cake this week as alt-weekly paper, The Stranger, let him know he is on a very short list of nominees for the Genius Award in Seattle. Gary's up against some fierce local competition in the literature category but he's held a guiding light for Fantagraphics and comics long enough for us to know he's a genius (read: crazy, mad genius). Fantagraphics' cartoonists Jim Woodring and Ellen Forney have had the privilege of being on the short list as well (Woodring won!) so Gary will have some good company no matter what.

To find out who the genius is you'll have to grab the summer issue of A&P-out June 11-to find out. The Stranger plans on hosting a series of interviews with Genius Award finalists at the Frye Art Museum in August and September, and the Genius Awards are October 18 at the Moore Theatre. They've promised other amazing performers and the Seattle Rock Orchestra! For free! 

FRAN wins Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Jim Woodringawards 24 Apr 2014 5:15 PM

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Today, Joyce Farmer announced at the Penn State Libraries talk on Underground comics that Jim Woodring's Fran is the next recipient for the Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize! Sponsored by Penn State University Libraries and administered by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress, the Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize is presented annually to the best graphic novel, fiction or non-fiction, published in the previous calendar year by a living U.S. or Canadian citizen or resident. Fran is the first Fantagraphics books to win the prize (a runner-up many times in the past) and we are just so ding-dang delighted that Jim will be honored. Check out the latest comic about the Multiverse and Frank's newest companion, the playful Fran.
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Dash Shaw awarded 2014 Cullman Center Fellowship
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Dash Shawawardsartists 22 Apr 2014 3:14 PM

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April 22, 2014
- This just in! The New York Public Library's Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers has picked its sixteenth class of Fellows: fifteen extraordinarily talented independent scholars, academics, and creative writers whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Chosen from a pool of 288 applicants from 24 countries, the 2014 class of Cullman Center Fellows Dash Shaw will be the David Ferriero Fellow. While at the Cullman Center he will work on a graphic novel about a Quaker during the American Civil War.

"I am tremendously proud to welcome the Cullman Center's new class of Fellows to The New York Public Library," said NYPL President Tony Marx. "The Cullman Center offers these talented individuals access to our world-renowned collections within an environment that inspires and supports their exciting work. I congratulate the new Fellows and look forward to seeing the unique and creative ways they engage with our collections."

The 2014 class of Fellows will be in residence at the Cullman Center from September 2014 through May 2015. Each Fellow receives a stipend, a private office in the Cullman Center's handsome quarters at The New York Public Library's landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street and full access to the incomparable research collections and online resources there, as well as the invaluable assistance of the Library's curatorial and reference staff.

We look forward to seeing the results of Shaw's work and wish him a whole lotta luck!
Dash



Fantagraphics 2014 Eisner Nominations
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under awards 15 Apr 2014 12:53 PM

2014 Eisner Nominations

Once again, we are so very pleased and excited for all our Eisner Award nominations. Our many cartoonists, editors, designers, translators and interns really rocked it this last year and it is an honor just to be nominated. Haven't read all of them? Here's a handy shopping list! You can also check out many of these comics digitally via comiXology. Vote for your favorite comics soon and make sure to do so by June 13th, 2014.

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot): Love and Rockets: New Stories #6, by Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez

Best Short Story: "Untitled," by Gilbert Hernandez, in Love and Rockets: New Stories #6

Best Reality-Based Work:

Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life, by Ulli Lust 

Best Graphic Album-New: Good Dog, by Graham Chaffee

Best Graphic Album-Reprint: Julio's Day, by Gilbert Hernandez

Best Writer/Artist: Jaime Hernandez, Love and Rockets: New Stories #6

Best Archival Collection/Project-Strips:

Barnaby, vol. 1, by Crockett Johnson, edited by Philip Nel and Eric Reynolds

Prince Valiant vols. 6-7, by Hal Foster, edited by Kim Thompson

VIP: The Mad World of Virgil Partch, edited by Jonathan Barli

Best U.S. Edition of International Material:

Goddamn This War! by Jacques Tardi and Jean-Pierre Verney

Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life, by Ulli Lust

Best U.S. Edition of International Material-Asia: The Heart of Thomas, by Moto Hagio

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art): Marguerite Van Cook, 7 Miles a Second

Best Lettering: Ed Piskor, Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 1

Best Comics-Related Book: The Love and Rockets Companion, edited by Marc Sobel and Kristy Valenti

Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism:

The Comics Journal #302, edited by Gary Groth and Kristy Valenti

tcj.com, edited by Dan Nadel and Timothy Hodler

Best Publication Design: Beta Testing the Apocalypse, designed by Tom Kaczynski

 

Ulli Lust wins LA Times Book Award
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Ulli Lustawards 11 Apr 2014 11:43 PM

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Ulli Lust just won the 2014 LA Times Book Award for Graphic Novels & Comics for her excellent Today is the Last Day of the End of Your Life. This prestigious award joins her 2011 Angouleme Prize for the original language printing and her Ignatz Award for Best Graphic Novel from last fall.

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Pick up a copy at your local bookstore, our website or the upcoming festivals we're attending: Linework NW, TCAF and CAKE!

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This graphic novel has had a little Fantagraphics story tacked onto it from Associate Publisher Eric Reynolds first seeing it at a festival in Europe to it being the last book Kim Thompson ever translated. Congratulations to Ulli Lust for a fantastic and touching book. Read Ulli's acceptance speech here: you'll love it because, well it's a comic!  Ulli Lust 1

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TWO LA Times Book Prize Finalists
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Ulli LustawardsAnders Nilsen 19 Feb 2014 3:42 PM

Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your LIfe The End Fantagraphics is proud to brag that we have not one but TWO of five 2013 finalists in the Graphic Novel/Comics Category for the LA Times Book Prize.

• Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life by Ulli Lust  

• The End by Anders Nilsen

On Friday evening, April 11, 2014, at 7:30 pm, the winners of the 2013 Book Prizes will be awarded at a ceremony in Bovard Auditorium on the campus of USC. The ceremony will be followed by a buffet reception. We sincerely hope your finalist (s) will be able to attend event. This occasion will mark the 34th annual presentation of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes and will inaugurate the 19th Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

Congratulations to Ulli and Anders for making it this far. Haven't checked out these titles? Grab a copy from our website  or your local library today! 

Gilbert Hernandez & Ulli Lust shortlisted for Slate's Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Graphic Novel
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ulli LustGilbert Hernandezawards 7 Feb 2014 1:22 PM

Julio's Day by Gilbert Hernandez

Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life by Ulli Lust

Congratulations to Gilbert Hernandez and Ulli Lust, whose respective books Julio's Day and Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life have been nominated for the Slate and Center for Cartoon Studies Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Graphic Novel of the Year! The judges call the two books "a deceptively simple story of one man's life from age 0 to 100, by the ever-inventive Gilbert Hernandez" and "Ulli Lust's fascinating, gritty memoir about German teens lost in Italy in 1984" and say that "each winner will receive $1,000 and, of course, eternal glory." Go, Beto & Ulli!

Fuzz & Pluck 2 wins Angouleme Prize
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Ted Stearnawards 3 Feb 2014 4:10 PM

Fuzz & Pluck 2

Ted Stearn, the cartooning mastermind behind Fuzz & Pluck 2 has won his own prize at Angouleme! On Saturday night this album published in French by Cornélius, brought home the award for best series. This second volume follows the bizarre further adventures of an irritable plucked rooster and an awkward but lovable bear take them on separate paths to the gladiatorial ring and a Quixotic task, with an unlikely climactic convergence. Grab a copy of the international award winning book today (from us if you want to read it in English)! 

"This epic tale of a hapless li'l bear and his defeathered friend is why I love comics. All hail the peculiar Fuzz & Pluck and their creator, Ted Stearn!" -Matt Groening 

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