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9th Art Award announces inaugural shortlist

9th Art Award

9th Art Award

Graphic Scotland has announced the shortlist for the inaugural 9th Art Award, which recognizes the year’s best English-language graphic novel:

  • Building Stories, by Chris Ware (Jonathan Cape)
  • Days of the Bagnold Summer, by Joff Winterhart (Jonathan Cape)
  • The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil, by Stephen Collins (Jonathan Cape)
  • Naming Monsters, by Hannah Eaton (Myriad Editions)
  • The Nao of Brown, by Glyn Dillon (SelfMadeHero)

“The shortlist for the first 9th Art Award shows the strength and diversity of graphic literature,” 9th Art Director Gordon Robertson wrote. “A list made up of five books that will each go on to become classics in their own right; any one would be a worthy winner of the prize.”

The winner will be presented during a ceremony held Sunday at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.


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Dotter of Her Father's Eyes

Awards | Graphic novels for the first time have made the shortlist for the Costa Book Awards (formerly the Whitbread Awards): Mary and Bryan Talbot’s Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes in the Biography category, and Days of the Bagnold Summer by Joff Winterhart in the Novel category. [The Guardian]

Passings | Indian politician and former editorial cartoonist Bal Thackeray has died at the age of 86; Thackeray was in the news most recently supporting fellow cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, who was jailed briefly on charges of sedition. [The Comics Reporter]

Awards | The Australian Cartoonists Association has bestowed their highest honor, the Gold Stanley Award, on David Pope, cartoonist for The Canberra Times. [The Canberra Times]

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