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March 15, 2005

Blankets Wins Another European Prize

imageCraig Thompson's Blankets continues to do well overseas at comics festivals, picking up Les Prix Attilio Micheluzzi in the best comic category at the Napoli Comics Festival. The full list of winners:

Meilleure bande dessinee: Blankets (de Craig Thompson -- Coconino Press)
Meilleure serie italienne [best Italian series]: John Doe (de Lorenzo Bartoli & Roberto Recchioni e AA.VV.-- Eura Editoriale)
Meilleur desinateur [best artist]: Massimo Carnevale (I Colori di Carnevale -- Eura Editoriale)
Meilleur scenariste [best writer]: Massimo Semerano (Europa -- Black Velvet)
Meilleure serie etrangere [best foreign series]: Monster (Naoki Urasawa -- Panini Comics)
Meilleur editeur [best publisher]: Kappa Edizioni

Thompson's massive graphic novel won prizes and citations in Europe last Fall, mirroring its succcess in the United States comics awards. Its US publisher is Top Shelf Productions.

At the Salon Europeen de la Bande Dessinee in Nimes, the Albert Uderzo prizes went to Paolo Mottura for his art on Careme in the best new talent category. The other awards went to Philippe Francq and Grzegorz Rosinski. Rosinski was honored for his career. The Salon is being presided over by Jean Giraud.

Photo of Thompson from 2003 by Whit Spurgeon
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