Comic Artists Boycott International Prize


The Grand Prix d’Angoulême is one of the most prestigious prizes that can be awarded to a comics creator, and in the past 36 hours, it’s come under heavy fire from the international comics community for one glaring reason: Of the 30 people nominated for the title this year, none are women. That omission is, of course, completely bonkers.

Several artists, including Daniel Clowes, Charles Burns, and Brian Michael Bendis, have announced they are boycotting the prize for its blatant misogyny.

P.E. Garcia is an Editor-at-Large for the Rumpus and a contributor to HTMLGiant. They currently live in Philadelphia, where they were recently accidentally elected to be Judge of Elections. Find them on Twitter: @AvantGarcia. More from this author →