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April 11, 2013

Chris Ware Wins Lynd Ward Prize For Building Stories

imagePenn State University has announced via press release that Building Stories by Chris Ware won the Lynd Ward Prize For Graphic Novel Of The Year 2013.

Two honor books were also named, from -- in an exciting way -- works from relatively young cartoonists: Heads Or Tails, Lilli Carré (Fantagraphics); The Understand Monster Vol. 1, Theo Ellsworth (Secret Acres).

Ware will receive a cash prize of $2500 and the Library Of America Lynd Ward set, and the school plans to honor him in an event later this year.

You can juror quotes on the books at the release available through the above link. The jurors were Dr. Adam Haley (jury chair), Sadie Buckallew, Amanda Clossen, Dr. Michael Jay Green and J. Jeff Ungar -- all members of the PSU academic community that have employed graphic novels in their work.
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