The Cartoonist Studio Prize

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Announcing the Winners of the 2016 Cartoonist Studio Prize

Read all about it on Slate.com

The winner of the Best Print Comic prize is Carol Tyler for her momentous Soldier’s Heart: The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father (Fantagraphics), a collection of Tyler’s three mournful, angry, beautiful memoirs about her dad, Chuck Tyler, his experiences on the European front in World War 2, and the PTSD—or “soldier’s heart”—that affected not just the rest of his life but his daughter Carol’s as well.

The winner of the Best Web Comic prize is Boulet for his characteristically witty and madcap comic, “I Want to Believe.” The French cartoonist is a three-time nominee in this category and this year came away with the prize.

 

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Each year the Cartoonist Studio Prize will be awarded to work that exemplifies excellence in cartooning. The creators of two exceptional comics will be awarded $1000 each.  Winners will be selected by Slate Book Review editor Dan Kois,  the faculty and students of the Center for Cartoon Studies, distinguished guest judge Caitlin McGurk.

The two award categories for the Cartoonist Studio Prize are Graphic Novel of the Year and Web Comic of the Year. Finalists for each category will be announced in early March 2016. The two winning comics will be announced in April 2016.

Eligible Graphic Novels must be written in (or translated into) English, published between January 1 and December 31 of the previous calendar year. Creators or publishers may submit a graphic novel for consideration by sending a physical copy of the book, along with a submission form, to:

The Center for Cartoon Studies
Cartoonist Studio Prize
PO Box 125
94 South Main Street
White River Junction, Vermont 05001

Submission Forms

  • Graphic Novel creators or publishers may submit a comic for consideration, click here.
  • Eligible Web Comics must be written in (or translated into) English, published online between January 1 and December 31 of the previous calendar year. Creators or publishers may submit a web comic for consideration by clicking here for the online Web Comics form.

Submissions in both categories must be received by January 31, 2016.

Currently enrolled CCS students are not eligible for the award. No creator may submit more than one work in either category. The judging panel reserves the right to consider work that was not officially submitted.

Questions?
studioprize@cartoonstudies.org