Anthony Mystery Award Introduces Graphic Novel Category

The Anthony Awards, named for Anthony Boucher, one of the founders of the Mystery Writers of America, are given for excellence in crime fiction at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention. This year, they have introduced a graphic novel category, and the nominees are:

(Note: I’ve added in the artists’ names for the Vertigo titles, which are strangely listed only by writer on the official site.) That’s a pretty good lineup. My personal picks would be the Parker book (although I’ve heard the first is better), just for the craft, or Beasts of Burden, which I thought transcended its genre instead of just being a great example of it.

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  1. Comics A.M. | The Governator placed ‘on hold’; B&N gets $1B offer | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment Says:

    […] Awards | The Anthony Awards, presented annually at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention for excellence in crime fiction, have introduced a graphic novel category. The inaugural nominees are: Scalped, Vol. 6: The Gnawing, by Jason Aaron and Jock (Vertigo); Richard Stark’s Parker, Vol. 2: The Outfit, by Darwyn Cooke (IDW Publishing); Tumor, by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Noel Tuazon (Archaia); A Sickness in the Family, by Denise Mina and Antonio Fuso (Vertigo); Beasts of Burden, by Jill Thompson and Evan Dorkin (Dark Horse); and The Chill, by Jason Starr and Mick Bertilorenzi (Vertigo). The winner will be announced in September at Bouchercon in St. Louis. [via Comics Worth Reading] […]




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