Cartoonist Studio Prize shortlist for 2016.

The Best Comics of the Year Are on Slate’s Cartoonist Studio Prize Shortlist

The Best Comics of the Year Are on Slate’s Cartoonist Studio Prize Shortlist

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March 10 2016 2:59 PM

The Cartoonist Studio Prize: The Shortlists

The best print and Web comics of the year, selected by the Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies.

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The Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies are proud to announce the nominees for the fourth annual Cartoonist Studio Prize. The winner in each of our two categories will be announced April 6; each winner will receive $1,000 and, of course, eternal glory. The shortlists were selected by Slate Book Review editor Dan Kois; the faculty and students at the Center for Cartoon Studies, represented by CCS Fellow Noah Van Sciver; and this year’s guest judge, Caitlin McGurk of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum.

Last year’s winners: Richard McGuire, for Here, and Winston Rowntree, for Watching.

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The Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Print Comic of the Year: 2015 Shortlist

Bright-Eyed at Midnight by Leslie Stein. Fantagraphics.
Curveball by Jeremy Sorese. Nobrow.
New Construction by Sam Alden. Uncivilized Books.
Not Funny Ha-Ha by Leah Hayes. Fantagraphics.
The Oven by Sophie Goldstein. AdHouse.
Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia. Fantagraphics.
Sky in Stereo by Sacha Mardou. Revival House.
Soldier’s Heart by Carol Tyler. Fantagraphics.
Stroppy by Marc Bell. Drawn and Quarterly.
SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki. Drawn and Quarterly.

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The Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Web Comic of the Year: 2015 Shortlist

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Photo illustration by Sofya Levina

Baseline Blvd by Emi Gennis
Cat and Girl
by Dorothy Gambrell
Cavities
by Andrew White
The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo
by Drew Weing
Dorris McComics
by Alex Norris
The Fabric of Appropriation
by Whit Taylor
I Want to Believe
by Boulet
Lighten Up
by Ronald Wimberly
Longstreet Farm
by Mike Dawson
The Perry Bible Fellowship
by Nicholas Gurewitch

Congratulations to all 20 of our nominees. We’ll announce the winners in the April issue of the Slate Book Review.

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