The Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies are proud to announce the nominees for the third 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 Sophie Yanow; and this year’s guest judge, cartoonist Paul Karasik.
The Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Print Comic of the Year: 2014 Shortlist
- Arsene Schrauwen by Olivier Schrauwen. Fantagraphics.
- Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann and Kerascoët. Drawn and Quarterly.
- Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast. Bloomsbury.
- Here by Richard McGuire. Pantheon.
- The Hospital Suite by John Porcellino. Drawn and Quarterly.
- How to Be Happy by Eleanor Davis. Fantagraphics.
- An Iranian Metamorphosis by Mana Neyestani. Uncivilized Books.
- The Love Bunglers by Jaime Hernandez. Fantragraphics.
- This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki. First Second.
- Truth is Fragmentary by Gabrielle Bell. Uncivilized Books.
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The Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Web Comic of the Year: 2014 Shortlist
- Bikram Addict by Eroyn Franklin, published in the Nib.
- Carriers by Lauren R. Weinstein, published in Nautilus.
- Dear Amanda by Cathy G. Johnson.
- The Hole the Fox Did Make by Emily Carroll.
- Hollow, Part I by Sam Alden.
- How San Francisco Sold a Majority Stake to Tech by Susie Cagle, published in Al Jazeera America.
- Nod Away by Joshua W. Cotter.
- Oh Joy Sex Toy! by Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan.
- SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki.
- Watching by Winston Rowntree.
Congratulations to all 20 of our nominees. We’ll announce the winners in the April issue of the Slate Book Review.