A panel from "Illegal" the graphic novel by writers Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin, and artist Giovanni Rigano

Graphic novel “Illegal” nominated for Carnegie Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal

Nominations have just been published for the country’s oldest children’s book awards, the Carnegie Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal – and both lists include nominations for Illegal, the graphic novel written by former Irish Children’s Laureate Eoin Colfer and children’s author and graphic novelist Andrew Donkin, illustrated by Italian artist, Giovanni Rigano. The nominations in bothContinue reading Graphic novel “Illegal” nominated for Carnegie Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal

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Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin’s stunning graphic novel “Illegal” on Red Dot Awards Short List

Illegal, the brilliant graphic novel written by former Irish Children’s Laureate Eoin Colfer and children’s author and graphic novelist Andrew Donkin, illustrated by Italian artist, Giovanni Rigano, is among the short-listed books in this year’s Red Dot student choice book awards, an annual event organised by The International School Libraries Network (ISLN) in Singapore. This isn’t the first time thisContinue reading Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin’s stunning graphic novel “Illegal” on Red Dot Awards Short List

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Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda’s “Monstress” wins at the British Fantasy Awards

The autumn season means it is time for the annual British Fantasy Society‘s convention and the BFS Awards. The second volume of Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda‘s rather glorious Monstress (published by Image) won the Best Comic / Graphic Novel category on Sunday at Fantasycon. This follows another major science fiction and fantasy con, Worldcon,Continue reading Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda’s “Monstress” wins at the British Fantasy Awards

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Hunt Emerson wins Sergio Aragonés International Award for Excellence in Comic Art

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced Hunt Emerson as the winner of the Sergio Aragonés International Award for Excellence in Comic Art for 2018. Hunt, who is highly regarded internationally for his work as a graphic novelist, and as a cartoonist for a variety of magazines including Fortean Times and Beano, was announced as winnerContinue reading Hunt Emerson wins Sergio Aragonés International Award for Excellence in Comic Art

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Vote for graphic novels on the “most rebellious reads of the 21st century” list

With Book Week Scotland coming up soon (running from 19th to 25th of November), the Scottish Book Trust has created a poll where readers can vote for the “most rebellious read of the 21st century”. From their description: “This Book Week Scotland, we’re searching for the most rebellious read of the 21st century. From graphicContinue reading Vote for graphic novels on the “most rebellious reads of the 21st century” list