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May 9, 2019

Missed It: Belonging Wins 2019 Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize

imageRelease here. In addition the prize picked up by Nora Krug's well-regarded "visual memoir," an honors prize was announced for Tillie Walden's crackling, sprawling and intimate science fiction epic On A Sunbeam.

As one of the year's major awards specifically for the graphic novel form, one hopes there will be a deepened appreciation for Krug's sober exploration across any number of media within the wider comics umbrella.

Belonging was published by Scribner and On A Sunbeam by Macmillan's First Second imprint.

Named for groundbreaking silent narrative woodcuts maker Lynd Ward, the prize comes with $2500 and the two-volume Library of America set devoted to Ward. A ceremony will be held this Fall on Penn State's campus.

The Prize's selection jury is drawn from academic department that use the graphic novel in teaching and research, drawing on addition student and alumni representatives familiar with the form.

Congratulations to the honored cartoonists.
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