Richard McGuire’s Here and Winston Rowntree’s Waiting win the Cartoonist Studio Prize.

Two Comics About Time and Memory Win the Cartoonist Studio Prize

Two Comics About Time and Memory Win the Cartoonist Studio Prize

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April 10 2015 2:15 PM

The Winners of the Cartoonist Studio Prize

The book and Web comic that win our annual comics award both dwell on time, memory, and the far future.

The Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies are proud to announce the winners of the third annual Cartoonist Studio Prize. The winners were selected by Slate Book Review editor Dan Kois; the faculty and students at the Center for Cartoon Studies, represented by CCS fellow Sophie Yanow; and this year’s guest judge, cartoonist Paul Karasik.

Congratulations to our two winners, who each receive $1,000 and, of course, eternal glory, joining last year’s winners, Taiyo Matsumoto and Emily Carroll, and 2013’s winners, Noelle Stevenson and Chris Ware. This year, coincidentally, both prizewinners explore issues of time and memory by delving into the history of a single place. They’re both worthy, moving comics on their own, but read in tandem, they reveal even greater depths.

A panel from Here by Richard McGuire.
A panel from Here, by Richard McGuire.

Reprinted by permission of Pantheon Books

The winner of the Best Print Comic prize is Richard McGuire for Here, a decades-in-the-making, centuries-spanning epic of time and space, as seen through the complete history of a single room in a single house. Published by Pantheon.

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The rest of the books on the shortlist:

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The winner of the Best Web Comic prize is Winston Rowntree for Watching, a beautiful, detailed story of time travelers observing life in the present day.

A panel from Watching, by Winston Rowntree.
A panel from Watching, by Winston Rowntree.

Courtesy of the author

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The rest of the Web comics on the shortlist:

Congratulations to our winners and to all our nominees.

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