Duncan The Wonder Dog Wins Inaugural Lynd Ward Prize
AdHouse Books sent out a press release earlier today announcing that their Duncan The Wonder Dog, from cartoonist Adam Hines, has won the first Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize. That's an award going to a single graphic novel from the previous year, administered by the Pennsylvania Center For The Book, which is affiliated with both the Penn State library system and Library of Congress' Center For The Book. Hines' book -- his major debut and part of a longer series of graphic novels -- has been well-received within comics, hitting several end-of-year lists; I imagine this would be its biggest award to date.
You can read reactions from Hines and AdHouse publisher Chris Pitzer here. A second printing of the sold-out book is due this Spring.