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The list of nominees continues to grow for American Library Association/Young Adult Library Services Association "
" list. Joining the already-announced 2012 Great Graphic Novels for Teens among the nominees are: Wandering Son Vol. 1 by Wilfred Santiago 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente by Peter Bagge & Gilbert Hernandez Yeah! by Jason & Fabien Vehlmann Isle of 100,000 Graves
Nominees will continue to accumulate throughout the year, and will be winnowed down to the final list to be announced by the ALA in January.
Washington State-based arts foundation Artist Trust has
announced the shortlist of finalists for its 2011 Arts Innovator Award, including and Queen of the Black Black creator Artichoke Tales ! The award consists of a nice fat cash prize (and two other finalists get smaller cash amounts) out of the deep, deep Dale Chihuly coffers. This would certainly be a huge boon to Megan as she works on her next book. Recipients are announced next week. Good luck Megan! Megan Kelso
over the Twitter wires that "Browntown" by , from Jaime Hernandez , has won the Love and Rockets: New Stories #3 2011 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Story at tonight's ceremony at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD. Congratulations to Jaime for this richly-deserved recognition! And they better get another brick ready for Jaime next year for "The Love Bunglers Parts 3-5" in . Just saying. New Stories #4
Updated to add: Additional congratulations to new
contributor Mome for picking up 2 big awards, Outstanding Cartoonist and Outstanding Anthology or Collection for Joseph Lambert I Will Bite You!
has been awarded the very prestigious Daniel Clowes . Congrats Dan, and well done PEN Awards judges. 2011 PEN Literary Award for Outstanding Body of Work in Graphic Literature
was named Love and Rockets: New Stories 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 was the first to report the full list of winners.) The Beat
If you don't already have last year's issue of the series, which garnered the honor,
we're currently offering it at , to celebrate the Harvey honor and also as part of our 25% off 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 . So if you're not caught up on the series, now is the time! 25% off
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 for a limited time! Winners will be announced on Saturday, September 10 at 25% off SPX. And our nominees are... by Joe Daly Dungeon Quest
• Outstanding Series
by Special Exits Joyce Farmer
• Outstanding Graphic Novel
Jaime Hernandez, in Love and Rockets: New Stories #3
• Outstanding Story
by C. Tyler You'll Never Know, Book 2: Collateral Damage
• Outstanding Graphic Novel
• Outstanding Artist
Congratulations to all! And further kudos to
contributors Mome 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
This past weekend at the San Diego Comic-Con,
Inkpot Awards were received by our artists , Joyce Farmer , and editor Frank Stack ! But no one brought their award back to the booth! So, instead you get this absolutely charming photo of Joyce and Frank. Bill Schelly
Congratulations to all of you! So well deserved!
Last night, we were honored to receive the
for "Best Reality-Based Work" and "Best U.S. Edition of International Material" for 2011 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards by Jacques Tardi! It's a privilege to be able to bring Tardi's work to U.S. readers. It Was the War of the Trenches
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: http://www.actuabd.com/Neuf-nominations-pour-la-BD
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.