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 Noah Van Sciver; and this year’s guest judge, Caitlin McGurk of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum.
Congratulations to our two winners, who each receive $1,000 and, of course, eternal glory, and join our previous winners: Richard McGuire and Winston Rowntree; Taiyo Matsumoto and Emily Carroll; and Noelle Stevenson and Chris Ware.
The winner of the Best Print Comic prize is Carol Tyler for her momentous Soldier’s Heart: The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father (Fantagraphics), a collection of Tyler’s three mournful, angry, beautiful memoirs about her dad, Chuck Tyler, his experiences on the European front in World War 2, and the PTSD—or “soldier’s heart”—that affected not just the rest of his life but his daughter Carol’s as well.
The rest of the excellent 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.
Stroppy by Marc Bell. Drawn and Quarterly.
SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki. Drawn and Quarterly.
The winner of the Best Web Comic prize is Boulet for his characteristically witty and madcap comic, “I Want to Believe.” The French cartoonist is a three-time nominee in this category and this year came away with the prize.
The rest of the terrific shortlist:
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
Lighten Up by Ronald Wimberly
Longstreet Farm by Mike Dawson
The Perry Bible Fellowship by Nicholas Gurewitch
Congratulations to our winners and to all our nominees.
See all the pieces in the Slate Book Review.