The John Locher Memorial Award is a contest for aspiring cartoonists, ages 18-25, whose work demonstrates both clear opinions and strong artistry on political and social topics. Single panel, multi-panel, and animated editorial cartoons and comics [are] accepted.
“Charis is producing well-crafted, smart, affecting comics that are equally adept in dishing out facts and relating personal anecdotes, especially with regard to race. Her comics are thoughtful and substantive, executed in a bold, readable style, and address a range of timely, relevant topics from a unique perspective underrepresented in political cartooning.”
The judges also recognized the following cartoonists for their outstanding submissions to the 2018 Locher Award:
Last week at the San Diego Comic Con R. C. Harvey was given an Inkpot Award.
Comic-Con International’s Inkpot Awards are given to individuals for their contributions to the worlds of comics, science fiction/fantasy, film, television, animation, and fandom services.
Hat tip to American Association of Editorial Cartoonists, where you’ll find more links.
Also among the cartoonists receiving an Inkpot Award last week were
Brian Fies, graphic story artist, whose publisher surprised him with replacement awards (including his Eisner for the webcomic and graphic novel Mom’s Cancer) for a few of his many that he lost in the Santa Rosa fire last year.
More Inkpot, but not Eisner, Award winners can be found at Augie De Blieck Jr.’s list.