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‘Saga,’ ‘xkcd’ among 2014 Hugo Awards finalists

saga-v2The finalists were announced today for the 2014 Hugo Awards, which recognize the best in science fiction and fantasy.

Presented annually since 1955 by the World Science Fiction Society, the Hugo is among science fiction’s most prestigious awards. The winners will be presented Aug. 17 in London during Loncon 3. The nominees for best graphic story are:

Girl Genius, Vol. 13: Agatha Heterodyne & The Sleeping City, by Phil Foglio, Kaja Foglio and Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
•  “The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who,” by Paul Cornell and  Jimmy Broxton (Doctor Who Special 2013, IDW Publishing)
The Meathouse Man, adapted from the story by George R.R. Martin and illustrated by Raya Golden (Jet City Comics)
Saga, Vol. 2, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image Comics )
“Time,” Randall Munroe (xkcd)

In addition, Staples and Daniel Dos Santos, whose work includes covers for Fables, Serenity: Leaves in the Wind and Tomb Raider, were nominated for best professional artist.

The first volume of Saga won the best graphic story category last year.


‘Saga’ wins 2013 Hugo Award

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Saga, Vol. 1, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story, presented over the weekend at LoneStarCon 3 in San Antonio, Texas. Paul Cornell served as the toastmaster.

Presented annually since 1955 by the World Science Fiction Society, the prestigious Hugo Awards recognize the best in science fiction and fantasy.

Published by Image Comics, the bestselling Saga follows two soldiers from opposite sides of an intergalactic war who fall in love and risk everything for their newborn daughter, and in the process become fugitives on the run from their own governments. The title was one of the big winners at this year’s Eisner Awards, earning nods for Best Continuing Series, Best New Series, and Best Writer.

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Cheat Sheet | From WonderCon news to ‘Glory’ to MoCCA Fest

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Welcome to “Cheat Sheet,” ROBOT 6′s guide to the week ahead. Even as we try to catch our breaths from the flurry of announcements from WonderCon in Anaheim — not to mention the Hugo Awards nominations — we turn our attention to the East Coast and the MoCCA Arts Festival.

Meanwhile, our contributors rattle off their picks for the best comics going on sale Wednesday, from the end of Glory to the debut of Thanos Rising.

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‘Saucer Country,’ ‘Saga’ and more nominated for Hugo Awards

Saucer Country

Saucer Country

Nominees for the 2013 Hugo Awards have been released, with five comics competing in the “Best Graphic Story” category. In addition, Chicks Dig Comics: A Celebration of Comic Books by the Women Who Love Them was nominated in the “Best Related Work” category, while The Avengers film was nominated in the “Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form” category.

Nominees for the “Best Graphic Story” category include:

Grandville Bête Noire, written and illustrated by Bryan Talbot (Dark Horse Comics, Jonathan Cape)
Locke & Key Volume 5: Clockworks, written by Joe Hill, illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
Saga, Volume One, written by Brian K. Vaughn, illustrated by Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
Schlock Mercenary: Random Access Memorabilia, written and illustrated by Howard Tayler, colors by Travis Walton (Hypernode Media)
Saucer Country, Volume 1: Run, written by Paul Cornell, illustrated by Ryan Kelly, Jimmy Broxton and Goran Sudžuka (Vertigo)

The awards will be presented at LoneStarCon 3, in San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 29-Sept. 2, where Cornell will serve as the toastmaster. You can find the complete list of nominees on the Hugo Awards site.


Comics A.M. | Warner Bros. Entertainment names new CEO

Kevin Tsujihara

Business | In a surprise announcement, Kevin Tsujihara was announced Monday to succeed Barry Meyer as CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment, the parent company of DC Entertainment. The 48-year-old Tsujihara, who has been with Warner Bros. since 1994, was named in 2005 as president of the Home Entertainment Group, overseeing the company’s home video, digital distribution, video games, anti-piracy and emerging technology operations. He was chosen as CEO over Bruce Rosenbaum, president of Warner Bros. Television, and Jeff Robinov, president of Warner Bros. Pictures (under which DC Entertainment is placed in the corporate structure). [The Hollywood Reporter]

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Comics A.M. | Ursula Vernon’s Digger wins Hugo Award

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Awards | The Hugo Awards were announced Sunday evening, and the award for Best Graphic Story went to Ursula Vernon for Digger. [The Hugo Awards]

Legal | Writer Scott Henry details the lengthy attempt to prosecute Dragon*Con co-founder Ed Kramer on charges of child molestation. The case began in 2000 and has yet to go to trial. [Atlanta Magazine]

Publishing | Bandai Entertainment will discontinue sales of manga, novels and anime, with the final shipment of manga going out at the end of October. The company, a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Entertainment, had stopped publishing new work in January and was focusing on sales of its existing properties. [Anime News Network]

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Nominees announced for 2012 Hugo Awards

Finalists have been announced for the 2011 Hugo Awards, which recognize the best in science fiction and fantasy. Presented annually since 1955 by the World Science Fiction Society, the Hugo is among science fiction’s most prestigious awards.

This year’s winners will be presented Sept. 2 in Chicago during Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention.

The nominees for best graphic story are:

Digger, by Ursula Vernon (Sofawolf Press)
Fables, Vol. 15: Rose Red, by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham (Vertigo)
Locke & Key, Vol. 4: Keys to the Kingdom, written by Joe Hill, illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW Publishing)
Schlock Mercenary: Force Multiplication, written and illustrated by Howard Tayler, colors by Travis Walton (The Tayler Corporation)
The Unwritten, Vol. 4: Leviathan, created by Mike Carey and Peter Gross, written by Mike Carey, illustrated by Peter Gross (Vertigo)

This is the fourth year for the graphic story category. Girl Genius, which won the first three years, was not included on the ballot at the request of creators Phil and Kaja Foglio.

Nominees of note in other categories include Dan dos Santos for best professional artist, xkcd creator Randall Munroe for best fan artist, and Captain America: The First Avenger and Hugo for best dramatic presentation-long form. See the full list of nominees on the Hugo Awards website.


Girl Genius, Shaun Tan win Hugo awards

The Hugo Awards for excellence in science fiction were presented Saturday night in a ceremony in Reno, Nevada, during the sci-fi convention Renovation, and the winner in the Best Graphic Story category was Phil and Kaja Foglio’s Girl Genius, Volume 10: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse. This is the third year that comics have been included in the Hugo categories, and it is also the third year in a row that Girl Genius has won the award, volumes 8 and 9 having taken the honors in 2009 and 2010, respectively.

The Foglios weren’t the only sequential artists to win an award, however; Shaun Tan, creator of The Arrival and The Lost Thing, won the award for Best Artist. Tan’s mantelpiece must be getting crowded; earlier this year he won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for excellence in children’s literature, and the film version of The Lost Thing, which he directed, won an Oscar.

Nominees announced for 2011 Hugo Awards

The Unwritten, Vol. 2: Inside Man

Finalists have been announced for the 2011 Hugo Awards, which recognize the best in science fiction and fantasy.

Presented annually since 1955 by the World Science Fiction Society, the Hugo is among science fiction’s most prestigious awards. This year’s winner will be presented Aug. 20 in Reno, Nevada, during Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction Convention.

The nominees for best graphic story are:

Fables, Vol. 14: Witches, written by Bill Willingham; illustrated by Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Jim Fern, Craig Hamilton and David Lapham (Vertigo)
Girl Genius, Vol. 10: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse, written by Phil and Kaja Foglio; art by Phil Foglio; colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
Grandville Mon Amour, by Bryan Talbot (Dark Horse)
Schlock Mercenary: Massively Parallel, written and illustrated by Howard Tayler; colors by Howard Tayler and Travis Walton (Hypernode)
The Unwritten, Vol. 2: Inside Man, written by Mike Carey; illustrated by Peter Gross (Vertigo)

This is the third year for the graphic story category. Girl Genius won the award the two previous years.

The full list of nominees can be found on the Renovation website.

Girl Genius wins 2010 Hugo Award

Girl Genius, Vol. 9

The ninth volume of Girl Genius, the popular fantasy-adventure series by Kaja and Phil Foglio and Cheyenne Wright, has won the prestigious 2010 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story. This marks the second win for the comic in the two-year-old category.

Presented annually since 1955 by the World Science Fiction Society, the Hugo is among science fiction’s most prestigious awards. This year’s winners were announced today in Melbourne, Australia, at AussieCon 4, the 68th World Science Fiction Convention.

Described as a “gaslamp fantasy,” Girl Genius follows the adventures of Agatha Heterodyne, a student at Transylvania Polygnostic University who inherited the Spark, the element in the comic’s world that makes mad scientists what they are. The series debuted in print in January 2001, and made the move online in April 2005. There Girl Genius has flourished, with storylines appearing in webcomic form before being released in print collections.

The other nominees for Best Graphic Story were: Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?, by Neil Gaiman, Andy Kubert and  Scott Williams (DC Comics); Captain Britain and MI13, Vol. 3: Vampire State, by Paul Cornell, Leonard Kirk, Mike Collins, Adrian Alphona and Ardian Syaf (Marvel); Fables, Vol. 12: The Dark Ages, by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, Peter Gross, Andrew Pepoy, Michael Allred, David Hahn, Lee Loughridge, Laura Allred and Todd Klein (Vertigo); and Schlock Mercenary: The Longshoreman of the Apocalypse, by Howard Tayler.

Nominees announced for 2010 Hugo Awards

Captain Britain and MI13, Vol. 3

Captain Britain and MI13, Vol. 3

Finalists were announced today for the 2010 Hugo Awards, which recognize the best in science fiction and fantasy.

Presented annually since 1955 by the World Science Fiction Society, the Hugo is among science fiction’s most prestigious awards. This year’s winners will be announced in September in Melbourne at AussieCon 4, the 68th World Science Fiction Convention.

Nominees for Best Graphic Story are:

Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? — Written by Neil Gaiman, penciled by Andy Kubert and inked by Scott Williams (DC Comics)
Captain Britain and MI13, Vol. 3: Vampire State — Written by Paul Cornell, penciled by Leonard Kirk with Mike Collins, Adrian Alphona and Ardian Syaf (Marvel)
Fables, Vol. 12: The Dark Ages — Written by Bill Willingham, penciled by Mark Buckingham, Peter Gross, Andrew Pepoy, Michael Allred and David Hahn, colored by Lee Loughridge and Laura Allred, and lettered by Todd Klein (Vertigo)
Girl Genius, Vol. 9: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm — Written by Kaja and Phil Foglio, art by Phil Foglio, colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
Schlock Mercenary: The Longshoreman of the Apocalypse — Written and illustrated by Howard Tayler

This is only the second year for the Best Graphic Story category. Girl Genius, Vol. 8, won last year’s award.

The full list of nominees can be found at the Hugo Awards website.

Comics A.M. | The comics Internet in two minutes

Dan Da Barbarian

Dan Da Barbarian

Awards | A blogger argues that two of the comics nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story aren’t eligible for consideration because they were released, in part, in 2007. [LiveJournal]

Manga | Editors of Kodansha’s Morning magazine were so disappointed by the quality of entries they received for the third annual International Manga Competition that they’re changing the contest’s name to “Morning International Comic Competition” in hopes of reducing the number of submissions that display a narrow view of “manga.” [Deb Aoki]

Retailers | Over the weekend the direct-market trade organization ComicsPRO elected Joe Field, Brian Hibbs and Chris Powell to the open positions on its board of directors, which then chose officers: Field again as president; Powell as president pro-tempore; Amanda Emmert as corporate secretary/treasurer; and Carr D’Angelo as recording secretary. [Matt Price]

Manga | Tokyo Tribes creator Santa Inoue has announced he’s launching a new manga in June called Dan Da Barbarian. [Anime News Network]

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Six comics among 2009 Hugo Award nominees

Girl Genius, Vol. 8

Girl Genius, Vol. 8

Six comics have been nominated as Best Graphic Story in the 2009 Hugo Awards, which honor work in science fiction and fantasy.

This is the first year the World Science Fiction Society has included a category specifically for comics. In 1988, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen received a Hugo in the Other Forms division.

The nominees for Best Graphic Story are:

The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle, written by Jim Butcher and illustrated by Ardian Syaf (Del Rey/Dabel Brothers Publishing)
Girl Genius, Vol. 8: Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones, written by Kaja and Phil Foglio, illustrated by Phil Foglio, and colored by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
Fables, Vol. 11: War and Pieces, written by Bill Willingham, illustrated by Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha and Andrew Pepoy, colored by Lee Loughridge, and lettered by Todd Klein (DC Comics/Vertigo)
•  Schlock Mercenary: The Body Politic, Written and illustrated by Howard Tayler (The Tayler Corporation)
Serenity: Better Days, written by Joss Whedon and Brett Matthews, illustrated by Will Conrad, colored by Michelle Madsen, cover by Jo Chen (Dark Horse Comics)
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 10: Whys and Wherefores, written by Brian K. Vaughan, and illustrated by Pia Guerra and Jose Marzan Jr. (DC Comics/Vertigo)

The 2009 Hugo Awards will be presented Aug. 9 in Montreal at Anticipation, the 67th annual World Science Fiction Convention. Neil Gaiman is the convention’s guest of honor.


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