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Abbott, Black Panther, Monstress, On a Sunbeam, Paper Girls, and Saga Nominated for the 2019 Hugo Awards

Hugo Award

Today, the finalists for the 2019 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and for the 1944 Retrospective Hugo Awards were announced online today by Dublin 2019.

Below are the nominees for “Best Graphic Story” and you can get the full list of nominees here. Three Image Comics series were nominated while BOOM!, Marvel, and First Second all received one nomination.

Congrats to all those nominated!

  • Abbott, written by Saladin Ahmed, art by Sami Kivelä, colours by Jason Wordie, letters by Jim Campbell (BOOM! Studios)
  • Black Panther: Long Live the King, written by Nnedi Okorafor and Aaron Covington, art by André Lima Araújo, Mario Del Pennino and Tana Ford (Marvel)
  • Monstress, Volume 3: Haven, written by Marjorie Liu, art by Sana Takeda (Image Comics)
  • On a Sunbeam, by Tillie Walden (First Second)
  • Paper Girls, Volume 4, written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Cliff Chiang, colours by Matt Wilson, letters by Jared K. Fletcher (Image Comics)
  • Saga, Volume 9, written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Fiona Staples (Image Comics)

Below are the finalists for the 1944 Retrospective Hugo Awards for “Best Graphic Story.”

  • Buck Rogers: Martians Invade Jupiter, by Philip Nowlan and Dick Calkins (National Newspaper Service)
  • Flash Gordon: Fiery Desert of Mongo, by Alex Raymond (King Features Syndicate)
  • Garth, by Steve Dowling (Daily Mirror)
  • Plastic Man #1: The Game of Death, by Jack Cole (Vital Publications)
  • Le Secret de la Licorne [The Secret of the Unicorn], by Hergé (Le Soir)
  • Wonder Woman #5: Battle for Womanhood, written by William Moulton Marsden, art by Harry G. Peter (DC Comics)

Small Press Expo Announces Tillie Walden and Ed Piskor at the National Book Festival

Small Press Expo (SPX) is proud to announce it is again a sponsor of the Library of Congress National Book Festival. As a part of this sponsorship, SPX is supporting both Tillie Walden and Ed Piskor in their appearances at the Library of Congress National Book Festival.

The National Book Festival, the largest book festival in the United States, takes placeSaturday, September 1, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. There will be over 100 authors across all genres giving talks and signing books at the festival.

Tillie and Ed will be part of the Graphic Novel portion of the Genre Fiction Pavilion, along with Roxanne GayPatrick McDonnell, and Pénélope Bagieu.

Tillie Walden

Ed Piskor

  • Onstage at Genre Fiction 3:40-4:10PM
  • Signing at 5:30-6:30PM

Review: I Love This Part

Growing up, I used to hear that expression, “No Man is an island,” and I never knew what it meant. I heard it from my school teachers, my parents, my family elders and even some of my neighbors. With no one explaining it right out, I assumed, that you can’t accomplish most things by yourself. This is partially true, but as I grew older, I realized it was more than that.

As the need for human connection, is truly the lifeforce that runs through our veins. As there is nothing like meeting some, who just like you. It is even more affecting, when you fall in love with that person. So, when I heard about Tillie Walden’s masterpiece, I Love This Part, I had a feeling it would take my heart places.

We are transported to your average small in America, where boredom is commonplace for teenagers and life is otherwise ordinary. We meet two teenagers, who find out they have a lot in common, from music, to stories, and everything in between. All of a sudden, the unexpected happens and one of the girls falls for the other, and their relationship is never the same. By book’s end we go through the rollercoaster of emotions, as it becomes too much for one of them to bear, as ultimately a love of music becomes the only thing they share moving forward.

Overall, a moving, emotional, and sublime tale of a deep connection which goes beyond words. The story by Walden is awe-inspiring and heartfelt. The art by Walden is gorgeous and luminous. Altogether, an otherwise ordinary tale from the outside that tugs at your heartstrings all throughout and at the end.

Story: Tillie Walden Art: Tillie Walden
Story: 10 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.6 Recommendation: Buy