The Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies are proud to announce the third annual Cartoonist Studio Prize!
Each year the Cartoonist Studio Prize will be awarded to work that exemplifies excellence in cartooning. (Last year’s winners: Taiyo Matsumoto and Emily Carroll.) The creators of two exceptional comics will be awarded $1,000 each. Winners will be selected by Slate Book Review editor Dan Kois, the faculty and students of the Center for Cartoon Studies (represented by CCS Fellow Sophie Yanow), and a distinguished guest judge. This year’s guest judge will be Paul Karasik.
The two award categories for the Cartoonist Studio Prize are Print Comic of the Year and Web Comic of the Year. Finalists for each category will be announced March 2. The two winning comics will be announced April 1.
Eligible print comics must be written in (or translated into) English and published between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 of this year. Creators or publishers may submit a print comic for consideration by clicking here. Eligible Web comics must be written in (or translated into) English and published online between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31. Creators or publishers may submit a Web comic for consideration by clicking here.
Submissions in both categories must be received by Dec. 31. 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.
Paul Karasik is the co-creator (with David Mazzucchelli) of the graphic novelization of Paul Auster's City of Glass. His latest book, How to Read Nancy (co-written with Mark Newgarden), a deconstruction of a single Nancy comic strip to explain the language of comics, will be published in 2015. His cartoons appear in the New Yorker.
Dan Kois is the culture editor of Slate and the editor of the Slate Book Review.
Sophie Yanow is the author and artist of the Ignatz-nominated graphic memoir War of Streets and Houses. She is the 2014-15 Fellow at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont.