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November 30, 2004

Another Day, Another European Prize Nomination for Craig Thompson

imageCraig Thompson and the Casterman version of Blankets is on the finalists list for a comics award called Le Grand Prix RTL de la BD, the winner of which will be named a some point today. The list was drawn from monthly nominees culled by a radio station (I hope I have that right) from various important french bookstores selling comics. The winner receives a ton of free advertising on that same radio station or group of stations (if my first guess wasn't right, this isn't likely, either).

List of nominees:
Blankets - Manteau de neige de Craig Thompson (Casterman)
Algernon Woodcock - Sept cœurs d'Arran de Gallie et Sorel (Delcourt)

Extreme Orient - tome 1. Li Fuzhi de Frank Bourgeron (Vents d'Ouest)

Rock Mastard - Echec a la Gestapo de Boucq (Le Lombard)

Lapinot - La vie comme elle vient de Lewis Trondheim (Dargaud)

Ou le regard ne porte pas d'Olivier Pont et Georges Abolin (Dargaud)

La ligne de front de Manu Larcenet (Dargaud)

Lincoln - tome 3. Playground d'Olivier, Jerome et Anne-Claire Jouvray (Paquet).

Blankets enjoyed a sizeable American audience and dominated major categories for which it was eligible at U.S. industry awards.

This has become a busy week for European comics awards. The announcement of the winner of the critic's award from the ACBD group is due December 1 and the first list of potential award recipients from Angouleme I believe will be announced December 2.
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