Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Quill Award Nomination: Go VOTE!

So in light of my previous post, it somehow seems an apt day to discover I've been nominated for a Quill Book Award in the category of Best Graphic Novel.

The Quill Awards were established in 2005 to "celebrate excellence in writing and publishing, recognize and praise the creators of important books and great literature, interest more consumers in acquiring books and reading, and act as a bellwether for literacy initiatives." According to the Quill's website, "the Quill Awards pair a populist sensibility with Hollywood-style glitz and have become the first literary prizes to reflect the tastes of the group that matters most in publishing: readers."

Books are nominated for Quill Awards by a committee of 6,000 invited booksellers and librarians after meeting some qualifying criteria, including earning a starred review in Publishers Weekly (check) or being one of Borders' Original Voices (check). Readers vote on the five nominees in each category between now and September 30. Winners are announced and prizes awarded October 10. The polls are open now!

This is very cool. Very, very cool. It will be an honor to lose to Alison Bechdel.


inkdestroyedmybrush said...

brian -

very nice nomination! congratulations. I don't know if you saw the sketches that lis and I have put together for Pistoleras, but I've got other stuff up my blog spot now was well, so I'm joining the legions in cyberspace with a blog. Swing by when you have the time and let me know what you think. Good seeing you at San Diego.


Brian Fies said...

Charles, I wish we'd had more time to talk in San Diego. And as one fan of Steve Englehart's Avengers run to another, well done with the blog. I'll be a regular visitor. Thanks!