The Society of Illustrators is pleased to present the second 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 Two of the Comic and Cartoon Art Annual includes pieces in the Special Format, Comic Strip, and Long Form categories.
The Special Format category includes work that is design-driven and created with special attention to production values, including limited edition, small press, hand-made and artist’s books. A gold medal is award to Diana Schoenbrun for “A Walk in Brooklyn”. Silver medals go to Eitan Eloa for “The Bride Mother” and Loris Lora for “Eventually Everything Connects” (Nobrow).
The Comic Strip category includes any short-form work published in newspapers, magazines, books, online, etc. featuring four or more panels. Must be one page or less. A gold medal is awarded to Jim Torok for “The Picture of Dorian Grey”. Silver medals go to Matthew Foltz-Gray for “Spirit of the Staircase” (The Knoxville Mercury) and Julia Gfrörer for “For Thieves”.
Long Form includes work that is longer than 40 pages, such as graphic novels, comic books, etc. A gold medal is awarded to Carol Tyler for “Soldier’s Heart: The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father – A Daughter’s Memoir” (Fantagraphics). Silver medals go to Marc Bell for “Stroppy” (Drawn and Quarterly) and Jason Little for “Borb” (Uncivilized Books).
Sergio Garcia Sanchez
Joan X. Vazquez