Via The Beat
: Spanish artist Max
has been awarded the first-ever Premio Nacional del Cómic 2007 (National Comics Award) by the Spanish Ministry of Culture for his book Bardín the Superrealist
. This is the second major European comics award received by Bardín
, and this one comes with a nice fat €15,000 prize. According to the Spanish Reuters article
(as translated by Babelfish), "'the jury considers' Bardín the Superrealist 'a graphically overwhelming work, with an original script and filled with literary, philosophical and cinematographic references,' the ministry in an official notice said." Congratulations, Max!