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March, Relish win awards at ALA Midwinter

Brigid Alverson
marchbookone_softcover_lg

As has often been the case in recent years, there were several graphic novels on the list of honorees at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, which took place in Philadelphia this year. March, Book One, the graphic-novel memoir of Congressman John Lewis’s involvement in the Civil Rights movement, was named a Coretta Scott King [...]

Cybils Graphic Novel Finalists Announced

Brigid Alverson
Cybils logo

The shortlists have been released for the 2013 Cybils (the Children and Young Adult Bloggers Literary Awards), and they should look awfully familiar to our readers—many of the nominated books in the Elementary and Middle Grade category made our list of the best graphic novels of 2013, and Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite made [...]

Famliar titles on the Angouleme shortlist

Brigid Alverson
Zita la Fille de l'Espace

The Angoulême International Comics Festival (or, to call it by its proper name, the Festival International de la Bande Dessinee) is the largest comics festival in Europe and the second largest in the world. It truly is an international festival, drawing guests and attendees from all over the world. The festival has its own awards, [...]

Links: Kevin Keller’s first kiss

Brigid Alverson
comics-kevin-keller

Archie Comics’ openly gay character Kevin Keller gets his first kiss in August—and provokes the ire of a Riverdale mom, whose reaction Veronica catches on video. Archie writer and artist Dan Parent discusses the storyline at USA Today, and Archie co-CEO Jon Goldwater notes that the remarkable thing about Kevin’s kiss is not that he [...]

Eisner Awards Nominees Announced

Brigid Alverson
Crogans Loyalty

This year’s nominees for the Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards have been announced, and it’s quite a varied lineup. Last year’s judges (ahem) increased the number of young reader categories from two to three, and this year’s judges have continued that practice, which opens up the nominations to a wider range of books. Best Publication [...]

Three Graphic Novels Take Cybils Awards

Brigid Alverson
a trip to the bottom of the world

The winners of the Cybils (Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards—should’t that be the CYABLAs?) were announced last week, and although there are only two graphic novel categories, three graphic novels took the honors. The award-winners are… A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse, by Frank Viva (Toon Books) This was [...]

Cybils nominations are up!

Brigid Alverson
NurseryRhymeComics

The finalists for the Cybils—the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards—are up, and here are the nominations in the graphic novels categories: Elementary/Middle Grade Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword, by Barry Deutsch Nursery Rhyme Comics: 50 Timeless Rhymes from 50 Celebrated Cartoonists, by various authors Sidekicks, by Dan Santat Wonderstruck, by Brian Selznick [...]

Breaking News…ALA Youth Media Awards

Esther Keller

One of the most exciting days at ALA Midwinter is Monday morning when the Youth Media Awards are announced.  While I could not attend this year, fortunately, I could still view the excitement at home as I watched the ALA live webcast. Of course, I was interested in all the winners, but I always pay [...]

Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

Esther Keller

This year, the Boston Globe-Horn Book award awarded Shaun Tan a special citation for excellence in graphic storytelling for his book The Arrival. Since 1967 the Boston Globe – Horn Book award has issued awards in excellence in literature in three categories: Fiction & Poetry, Nonfiction, and Picture Books. In addition, the committee is allowed – [...]