Monday, April 8, 2013

Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize Honor book!

I found out today that The Understanding Monster, book one has been named a Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize Honor book alongside Lilli Carre's excellent "Heads or Tales". The big prize went to Chris Ware for his complex and multi layered publication, Building Stories.  It's a really nice bit of encouragement as I work to finish book two!

It also feels like a huge honor to be awarded something named after Lynd Ward, who made beautiful silent novels with wood cut prints back in the depression era. The God Father of the Graphic Novel. I get to receive a box set collection of his six novels in woodcuts! As an avid book collector, I'm completely thrilled!