50 Comics Positives For 2014: March Won Special Recognition At The Robert F. Kennedy Book Awards
The first volume of the John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell March series from Top Shelf did not win some of the comics awards one might have expected. They did win an award much more in line with their wider mission of re-presenting the idea of non-violent protest as a legitimate response to political turmoil: a special honor from last Spring's Robert F. Kennedy Awards. One thing that was really great about that as has been fascinating about the March PR campaign more generally is that seeing people, including Lewis, who might be eligible for a role in the book, underline how not every long ago all of those events portrayed are. The context for discussions of race has changed mightily since last Spring, and how that has any impact at all -- if at all -- on the reception facing Volume 2 is something of extreme interest to me.