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The Society of Illustrators is pleased to present the first part of the three-part annual Comic and Cartoon Art Exhibit. Voted on by a prestigious group of professionals including publishers, editors, and artists, this year’s show features work by masters in the field alongside talented newcomers.

Gold and Silver medals are awarded to top pieces displaying high-quality technique, a strong narrative, and an interesting composition. Medals winners will also receive the M. Prize, a financial award given in memory of Timothy Patrick Moynihan. Gold medalists will each receive $200 and silver medalists will receive $100. An Opening Reception and Awards Presentation for all medal winners will take place on Friday, June 17th beginning at 6PM at the Society of Illustrators.

Art displayed in Part One of the Comic and Cartoon Art Annual includes pieces in the Single Image category, or work featuring a self-contained narrative image with or without caption, such as gag cartoons, political cartoons, single-panel cartoons, etc.

A gold medal is awarded to Kelly Bastow for her image titled “Harmony”. A silver medal goes to Kaamran Hafeez for “El Robin Hood” (The New Yorker), and André Carrilho for “Mediterranean Sea” (Diarior de Noticias).

Click here to see a full list of featured artists.

Kelly Bastow
Watercolor and ink

Jerome Walford
“Old Man and the Tea”
Forward Comix

Seungeun Lee

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