July 22, 2018

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And the 2018 Prism Award Winners Are...


On Saturday night at the San Diego Comicon, the 2018 Prism awards were announced.  The goal of the awards is to recognize, promote and celebrate diversity and excellence in the field of queer comics. Prism Comics does a lot of great advocacy for LGBTQIA creators and readers and our own Rob McMonigal was one of the judges and presenters for this year's awards.

Here's the list of nominees, with the winners highlighted in bold.

SHORT FORM WINNER:
To Measure by Noella Whitney, 2017
NOMINEES:
Contact High by James F Wright and Josh Eckert, August 2017
Figurinha by Dante Luiz, May 2017
There's More Than One! by Justin Hubbell, June 2017
It Was 1973, and Tiffany Banks Was Totally Winning at Gender by Ajuan Mance, 2017

WEBCOMIC WINNER:
O Human Star by Blue Delliquanti, (excerpts from 2017)
NOMINEES:
Cans of Beans, chapter 9 by Tamara Go, 2017
SuperButch Issue 1 by Becky Hawkins and Barry Deutsch, 2017
Monster Pop! by Maya Kern, (excerpt from 2017)
Superpose by Ciaran and Anka, (excerpt from August 2017-November 2017)

SMALL TO MIDSIZE PRESS WINNER:
The Boys Who Became the Hummingbirds by Daniel Heath Justice and Weshoyot Alvitre, Alternate History Comics Inc., June 2017
NOMINEES:
Steam Clean by Laura Ķeniņš, Retrofit comics, May 2017
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris, Fantagraphics, February 2017

MAINSTREAM WINNER:
The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag, Scholastic Graphix, 2017
NOMINEES:
Iceman by Sina Grace (writer), Alessandro Vitti (artist), Kevin Wada (artist), Marvel Comics, 2017
Heavy Vinyl by Carly Usdin (Writer), Nina Vakueva (Pencils), Irene Flores (Inker), Rebecca Nalty (Colorist), Jim Campbell (Lettere)r, Boom Studios, 2017

ANTHOLOGY WINNER:
Dates: An Anthology of Queer Historical Fiction Volume 2 edited by Zora Gilbert and Cat Parra, August 2017
NOMINEES:
Power & Magic: IMMORTAL SOULS edited by Joamette Gil, 2017
Oh Joy Sex Toy, Volume 4 edited by Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan, 2017