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CCS Book Proposal Contest Winner Is Josh Rosen!

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The winning project for the The Center for Cartoon Studies Book Proposal Contest goes to alum Josh Rosen! The contest was open to alum of The Center for Cartoon Studies. Josh’s graphic novel proposal, The Secret Adventures of Felix Pinn, will be represented to trade book publishers by Judith Hansen, a literary agent who represents such cartoonists as Scott McCloud, R. Crumb, Raina Telgemeier, Gene Luen Yang, Kazu Kibuishi, Ben Hatke, Vera Brosgol and Bryan Lee O’Malley. Josh is also awarded $1000! The winner was selected by Barnes & Noble’s Jim Killen and Judith Hansen. Congratulations Josh!

Finalists included:
Rita by Tom O’Brien
The Basket Ogress by Colleen Frakes
Hell or High Water by Wade Simpson
Bek by Alex Kim
How to Survive in the North by Luke Healy

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Next Up Visiting Artist: Gene Luen Yang

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Gene Luen Yang received a Xeric Grant for Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks, his first comics work. He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including Duncan’s Kingdom, The Rosary Comic Book, Prime Baby and Animal Crackers. American Born Chinese, his first graphic novel with First Second, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award.

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He also won an Eisner for The Eternal Smile, a collaboration with Derek Kirk Kim. Recently, he has been working on the comics series Avatar: The Last Airbender. His new book, Boxers & Saintsis the only graphic novel to make The National Book Awards, Longlist category. This follows Yang’s American Born Chinese, the first graphic novel ever to be a finalist for the National Book Awards.

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