Denver Comic Con 2018: The EGL Award Winners To Be Announced This Saturday, June 16th

by Hannah Means Shannon

The Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards is launching in response to the phenomenal expansion and appreciation of graphic novels. The creators and content of graphic literature are more diverse and eclectic than ever, and the format is experiencing tremendous growth in the book market as well as an increasing impact on literacy, education, and academia.

Not only do graphic novels have an incredible effect on library circulation, Pre-K through adult educators also recognize how graphic novels engage students across the entire ability and interest spectrum.  Comics and graphic novels are also creating new career opportunities for storytellers as graphic novels have become a common source of inspiration for the film, theater, television, and gaming industries.

Pop Culture Classroom is proud to honor the world-class creators of this art form through the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards. This awards program is directly connected to our mission to inspire a love of learning, increase literacy, celebrate diversity and build community through the tools of popular culture and the power of self-expression.

If you want to take a gander at this year’s nominees, dig in below!

Best in Children’s Books

Bolivar (BOOM! Studios)

by Sean Rubin

Real Friends (First Second)

by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham

Best in Middle Grade Books

Cici’s Journal (First Second)

by Joris Chamblain and Aurelie Neyret

Dawn and the Impossible Three (Scholastic Graphix)

by Ann M. Martin and Gale Galligan

Soupy Leaves Home (Dark Horse Comics)

by Cecil Castellucci and Jose Pimienta

Brave (YEN Press)**

by Svetlana Chmakova

Best in Young Adult Books

I Am Alfonso Jones (TU Books/Lee & Low)

by Tony Medina, Stacey Robinson and John Jennings

Quince (Fanbase Press)

by Sebastian Kadlecik, Kit Steinkellner and Emma Steinkellner

Spill Zone (First Second)

by Scott Westerfield and Alex Puvilland

The Wendy Project (Supergenius/Papercutz)

by Melissa Jane Osborne and Veronica Fish

Poppies of Iraq (Drawn & Quarterly)

by Brigitte Finakly and Lewis Trondheim

The Senses (Nobrow Press)

by Matteo Farinella

Spinning (First Second)

by Tillie Walden

Best in Adult Books

Mis(h)adra (Gallery 13)

by Iasmin Omar Ata

Park Bench (Gallery 13)

by Christophe Chaboute

The Hunting Accident (First Second)

by David L. Carlson and Landis Blair

Mosaic Award

onstress Vol. 2 (Image)

by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

Mis(h)adra (Gallery 13)

by Iasmin Omar Ata

Quince (Fanbase Press)

by Sebastian Kadlecik, Kit Steinkellner and Emma Steinkellner

Soupy Leaves Home (Dark Horse Comics)

by Cecil Castellucci and Jose Pimienta

Book of the year

Cici’s Journal (First Second)

by Joris Chamblain and Aurelie Neyret

Real Friends (First Second)

by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham

Soupy Leaves Home (Dark Horse Comics)

by Cecil Castellucci and Jose Pimienta

Spill Zone (First Second)

by Scott Westerfield and Alex Puvilland

The Hunting Accident (First Second)

by David L. Carlson and Landis Blair

Stay tuned on social media for the announced winners of the 2018 EGL Awards! Comicon.com will do its best to bring you the results ASAP.