My autobiographical story Baseline Blvd, self-published in May of last year, recently appeared on the shortlist for the Slate Book Review and Center for Cartoon Studies’ Cartoonist Studio Prize. I am very proud and honored to have my work listed alongside that of so many incredibly talented cartoonists. I strongly encourage you to peruse the other comics on the list. From Slate’s website:
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.
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.
The Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Web Comic of the Year: 2015 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
I Want to Believe by Boulet
Lighten Up by Ronald Wimberly
Longstreet Farm by Mike Dawson
The Perry Bible Fellowship by Nicholas Gurewitch
Baseline Blvd was also recently nominated for a DINKy Award in the category “Best Work – Self Published” at the Denver Independent Comic & Art Expo. While it did not win, I was very honored to be nominated. These two nominations (which were announced on the same day, coincidentally) are the first time my work has been considered for an award like this. Baseline Blvd is an incredibly personal story, and I feel very lucky to be able to share this type of intimate work with readers and have it be so well received.