The 10 graphic novels and 10 Web comics up for Slate’s second annual comics prize.
The Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies are proud to announce the nominees for the second annual Cartoonist Studio Prize. The winner in each of our two categories will be announced March 7; each winner will receive $1,000 and, of course, eternal glory. The shortlists were selected by Slate Book Review editor Dan Kois; the faculty and students at the Center for Cartoon Studies, represented by CCS Fellow Nicole Georges; and this year’s guest judge, Christopher Butcher of the Toronto comic book store The Beguiling and co-founder of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.
Last year’s Cartoonist Studio Prizes were won by Chris Ware, for his book Building Stories, and Noelle Stevenson, for her Web comic Nimona.
The Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Graphic Novel of the Year: 2013 Shortlist
The 10 nominees for best graphic novel of the year include ambitious work by lifetime masters of the medium and first comics by talented young artists.
The Property, a sharp, dark comedy of Israelis abroad by Rutu Modan. Published by Drawn and Quarterly.
Susceptible, a coming-of-age story of a young girl facing the legacy of her family by Geneviève Castrée. Published by Drawn and Quarterly.