Cartoonist Studio Prize
Awards | Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies have awarded the Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Graphic Novel of 2012 to Chris Ware for Building Stories, and the prize for Best Web Comic to Noelle Stevenson for Nimona. Each winner receives $1,000. [Salon.com]
Comics | Tom Spurgeon talks at length to Gary Groth, co-founder of Fantagraphics and editor-in-chief of The Comics Journal, about the prospects for young creators today versus years ago, changes at The Comics Journal, and Groth’s own interview with Maurice Sendak, which runs in the latest issue of TCJ. [The Comics Reporter]
Each March the $1,000 prize will be given to two creators, one for best graphic novel of the year and one for best webcomic of the year. Winners will be selected by Slate Book Review editor Dan Kois, the faculty and staff of the Center for Cartoon Studies, and a rotating guest judge. For the first year that will be New Yorker art editor and TOON Books publisher Françoise Mouly.
Submission forms can be found on the Center for Cartoon Studies website. Submissions are due Dec. 31; finalist will be announced Feb. 1, with the winners revealed March 1.