Friends of Lulu Awards announced
The Friends of Lulu, an organization dedicated to promoting comics work by, for, and about women, have announced the winners of their annual Lulu awards. They are:
Woman of Distinction: Joanne Carter Siegel
Leah Adezio Award for Best Kid-Friendly Work: Rapunzel’s Revenge, by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and Nathan Hale
Female Comic Creator’s Hall of Fame: Gail Simone
Volunteer of The Year: Marion Vitus
This is mostly a mature bunch, but Wapsi Square bills itself as a YA webcomic, and Kate Beaton’s work is pretty teen-friendly as well, especially for teens who are suffering through history class.
Full disclosure: I was a judge for the awards, although most of my nominations didn’t win (I picked Rapunzel’s Revenge for best female character).
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About Brigid Alverson
Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.
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