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posted Friday, May 17, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 20
Presenting the nominees for The Third Annual Prism Awards Winners and honorees will be announced at Comic-Con International: San Diego July 18 - 21
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Presenting the nominees for The Third Annual Prism Awards Winners and honorees will be announced at Comic-Con International: San Diego July 18 - 21

PRISM COMICS, THE QUEER COMICS EXPO and the CARTOON ART MUSEUM are pleased to announce the Nominees for the THIRD ANNUAL PRISM AWARDS. The winners of this year's Prism Awards and Prism Award Honorees will be announced at the Prism Awards presentation at COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL SAN DIEGO, Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21. (https://www.comic-con.org/) (Admission to Comic-Con International San Diego is required to attend the Prism Awards presentation. The day and time of the presentation will be posted when Comic-Con programming schedule is published in early July.)

The Prism Awards are presented to comic works by queer authors and works that promote the growing body of diverse, powerful, innovative, positive or challenging representations of LGBTQAI+ characters in fiction or nonfiction comics. The goal of the Awards is to recognize, promote and celebrate diversity and excellence in the field of queer comics, and the nominees and awards are voted on by a diverse group comics professionals, educators, librarians, journalists and writers.

Announcing the Nominees for the 2019 Prism Awards (click hyperlink for more information)

Short Form Nominees:
o You Don't Have To Be Afraid of Me by Victor Martins

o Fazenda De Sangue Azul by H. Pueyo and Dante Luiz

o see me by e Jackson

Webcomic Nominees:
o SuperButch by Barry Deutsch & Becky Hawkins

o After the Fog by H-P Lehkonen

o Null Point by Amara Sherm

Small To Midsize Press Nominees:
o It Will Be Hard by Hien Pham(self published) o Meal by Blue Delliquanti and Soleil Ho (Iron Circus) o The Lie and How We Told It by Tommy Parish (Fantagraphics)

Mainstream Nominees:
o Runaways #12 by Rainbow Rowell, Kris Anka, Matthew Wilson and Joe Carmagna (Marvel)

o Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #6 by Mark Russell, Brandee Stilwell, Paul Mounts, Jeremy Lawson, Rose Campbell, Ben Caldwell, Mark Morales, Gus Vazquez, Sean Parsons and Mike Feehan (DC)

o Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass by Lilah Sturges, polterink, and Jim Campbell (Boom! Studios)

Anthology Nominees:
o ABO Comix Vol 2: A Comic Anthology by LGBTQ Prisoners edited by Casper Cendre

o Group Chat edited by Carolynn Calabrese, Jenny Mott, Ashley Gallagher, Rachel Weiss

o Being True: LGBTQ+ Comics From The Boston Comics Roundtable edited by Renie Jesanis, Kyri Lorenz, and Steph Rose Glass

We are honored to work with and thank the talented group of fifteen judges who read and evaluated this year's submissions:

Short Form Judges:
o Mey Valdivia Rude (writer at them, Autostraddle)

o Joamette Gil (Heartwood: Non-binary Tales of Sylvan Fantasy)

o Sfé R. Monster (The Beyond Anthologies)

Webcomic Judges:
o Matt Lubchansky (The Nib)

o Ajuan Mance (Gender Studies)

o Zora Gilbert (Dates: An Anthology of Queer Historical Fiction Stories, Books 1 and 2)

Small to Midsize Press Comic Judges:
o Juliette Capra (Crowded)

o Noella Whitney (Dates: An Anthology of Queer Historical Fiction Stories, Book

2) o Heidi MacDonald (editor-in-chief of Comicsbeat)

Mainstream Publisher Comic Judges:
o Brian Andersen (Stripling Warrior)

o AJ Real (writer, Advanced Death Saves)

o Jack Baur (Librarian, Berkeley Public Library)

Anthology Judges:
o e jackson (Flux)

o Hazel Newlevant (Sugar Town)

o Rob McMonigal (founder and head writer at Panel Patter - http://www.panelpatter.com/)

The Prism Awards Organizing Team:
o Ted Abenheim (Prism Comics)

o Nina Taylor Kester (Queer Comics Expo, Cartoon Art Museum)

o Maia Kobabe (Gender Queer: A Memoir)

ABOUT PRISM COMICS
Founded in 2003, Prism Comics is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that supports LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ+ friendly comics, comics professionals and readers. Prism fosters diversity in comics and popular geek culture and is one of the only comics organizations that provides an annual financial grant to emerging comics creators - The Prism Comics Queer Press Grant. Learn more at prismcomics.org.

ABOUT QUEER COMICS EXPO
The Queer Comics Expo (QCE) is an event to celebrate queer culture and promote diverse queer representation in comics, animation and other great ways to tell stories. QCE is also a fundraiser for the Cartoon Art Museum, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to preserving, documenting, and exhibiting the unique and accessible art form of cartooning in all its forms for over 30 years. For more information, please visit https://www.cartoonart.org/event/2019-qce

ABOUT THE CARTOON ART MUSEUM
The Cartoon Art Museum's mission is to ignite imaginations and foster the next generation of visual storytellers by celebrating the history of cartoon art, its role in society, and its universal appeal. The museum's vision is to be the premier destination to experience cartoon art in all its many forms from around the world, and a leader in providing insight into the process of creating it. The Cartoon Art museum can be visited online at cartoonart.org and at its new location: 781 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109.

Courtesy of Prism Comics, Queer Comics Expo, and The Cartoon Art Museum

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PHOTO CAPTIONS:

Top:
Prism Awards Organizing Team - Nina Kester, Maia Kobabe,
Ted Abenheim in illustration by Ellis Kim and photo by
Ellis Kim

Lower L-R:
James Tynion IV, 2017 Prism Award Winner for The
Backstagers (illustrated by Rian Sygh)
Molly Knox Ostertag, 2018 Prism Award Winner for The Witch
Boy
Nina Taylor Kester with Dylan Edwards, 2017 Prism Award
Winner for QAT Person

For further information contact Maia Kobabe at redgoldsparks@gmail.com

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Presenting the nominees for The Third Annual Prism Awards Winners and honorees will be announced at Comic-Con International: San Diego July 18 - 21
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