Graphic Novel Awards

There are several graphic novel awards presented here in the United States for various aspects of the process of creating the novel, graphic work, or comic book. Here are two of the many with the 2019 winners.

2019 Ignatz Awards Winner

Outstanding Graphic Novel: “Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me” by writer Mariko Tamaki and artist Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (First Second).

The library at Moraine Valley owns this novel. Click here to find it on our shelves.

Inkwell Awards

Inking is a specialized skill exclusive to comic books, and these awards are meant to acknowledge this important aspect of graphic novels. Click here to see the Inkwell website. 

2019 winning inker is Walden Wong.  The MVCC library has many of his works in eBooks and paper format. He is listed with various other graphic artists. Here is a URL to direct you to the MVCC Library Catalog.

Although a hardcover or paperback book may be preferred, the eBooks may be a more suitable choice at this time. Follow the eBook prompts on the catalog entry. Cell phone users will need to download an app. Here is the information to help you. 

Try Googling Walden Wong to see his reputation as an inker.

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