Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thursday's Headlines - 2017 PRISM AWARDS Nominations

The nominees for the 2017 Prism Awards have been announced ahead of the planned awards ceremony July 8 at the SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco. This is a new awards group, sponsored by the Queer Comics Expo, with the stated goal to highlight "diverse, powerful, innovative, positive or challenging representations of LGBTQAI+ characters in fiction and nonfiction comics."

The judges for the inaugural outing are: Rob McMonigal, Ajuan Mance, Kirwan McHarry, Jon Erik Christianson, Jack Baur, AJ Real, Mel Reiff Hill, Nia King, Brian Anderson, Heidi MacDonald, Mey Rude, and William O. Tyler.

BEST SHORT FORM COMIC FINALISTS
  • Nothing Wrong With Me by Dylan Edwards
  • Flux by E Jackson
  • Liar by Hari Conner
  • The Kiss of the Demoness by Gillian Pascasio
BEST WEBCOMIC FINALISTS
  • With Great Abandon by EH MacMillian
  • Failing Sky: Ghost Story by Scout Tran-Caffee
  • Villainette by Scout Tran-Caffee
BEST COMIC FROM A SMALL TO MIDSIZE PRESS FINALISTS
  • Destiny, NY Volume One: Who I Used to Be by Pat Shand (Writer), Manuel Preitano (Artist), Jim Campbell (Letterer), and Shannon Lee (Editor)
  • Short Gay Stories by H-P Lehkonen
  • Active Voice The Comic Collection by P. Kristen Enos (writer), Heidi Ho (contributing writer), Casandra Grullon (artist), Derek Chua (artist), Leesamarie Croal (artist), Beth Varni (artist), and Dan Parent (cover art)

BEST SINGLE ISSUE FROM A MAINSTREAM PUBLISHER FINALISTS
  • Supergirl: Being Super #1 by Mariko Tamaki (writer), Joëlle Jones (pencils), Sandu Florea (inks), Kelly Fitzpatrick (colorist), Saida Temofonte (letters), Jones and Fitzpatrick (cover art)
  • The Backstagers #1 by James Tynion IV (writer), and Rian Sygh (artist)
  • Lumberjanes #17 by Noelle Stevenson (writer), Shannon Watters (writer), and Brooke Allen (artist)

BEST ANTHOLOGY FINALISTS
  • Beyond: The Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology edited by Sfé R. Monster & Taneka Stotts
  • POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology edited by Joamette Gil
  • Food Porn edited by Gina Biggs
  • Chainmail Bikini: The Anthology of Women Gamers edited by Hazel Newlevant