Fourth annual Cartoonist Studio Prize: Call for entries.

The Return of the Cartoonist Studio Prize

The Return of the Cartoonist Studio Prize

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Jan. 7 2016 5:22 PM

The Return of the Cartoonist Studio Prize

This spring, two cartoonists will follow in the footsteps of Richard McGuire, Chris Ware, and Noelle Stevenson. 

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The Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies are proud to announce the fourth annual Cartoonist Studio Prize!

Each year the Cartoonist Studio Prize will be awarded to two cartoonists whose work exemplifies excellence in cartooning. (Last year’s winners: Richard McGuire and Winston Rowntree.) 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, and a distinguished guest judge. This year’s guest judge will be Caitlin McGurk of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum.

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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 in early March. The two winning comics will be announced in early April.

Eligible print comics must be written in (or translated into) English and published between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 of 2015. 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 Jan. 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.

Judges:

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Dan Kois is the culture editor of Slate and the editor of the Slate Book Review.

Caitlin McGurk is the associate curator for outreach and engagement as well as an assistant professor at the Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, the largest collection of comic and cartoon art in the world. See more about the museum at cartoons.osu.edu.

Cartoonist Studio Prize History:

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See all the pieces in the Slate Book Review.