Angouleme Youth Award Finalists Announced
The finalists have been announced for the Angoulême International Comics Festival’s Prix Jeunesse, which will be awarded at the festival itself, held in Angoulême, France, in January. Angoulême is a truly international festival, and the nominees reflect the interest the French audience has in imported graphic novels; at the same time, French graphic novels are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. Several of the Angoulême nominees are available in North America, and one, Musnet, will be published in English thanks to the successful Kickstarter campaign run by Uncivilized Books, which we reported on earlier this month. You can see a preview of the book, along with an interview with Tom Kaczynski of Uncivilized Books, at CBR.
In addition to Musnet, the Angoulême nominees available in English are Ariol, My Hero Academia, and Roller Girl, as well as a collected edition of the comic strip Hagar the Horrible. And the one we’d love to see translated? Ichiko et Niko, a super-cute manga by Lunlun Yamamoto about the exploits of two cousins.
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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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