Awards | The finalists have been announced for the 2009 Doug Wright Awards, which recognize excellence in Canadian cartooning. The winners will be presented May 9 during the Toronto Comics Arts Festival. [The Doug Wright Awards]
Awards | The National Cartoonists Society has announced the nominees for the 63rd annual Reuben Awards, which honor excellence in comic books, comic strips, editorial cartoons, gag cartoons, animation and other fields. The winners will be announced Memorial Day Weekend. [National Cartoonists Society]
Creators | Gary Moskowitz profiles cartoonist Art Spiegelman, who admits he hates collaboration and gets little joy from drawing: “I don’t have the natural skills or patience to draw well. I take no pleasure in drawing a tree just for a tree’s sake. I only draw a tree when I absolutely need a tree.” [More Intelligent Life]
Webcomics | Kevin Church begins compiling a list of webcomics creators who use Twitter. [BeaucoupKevin]
Comics | Tim O’Neil explains the differences between “imaginary stories” and “alternate universes.” [The Hurting]
Art and design | Letterer Todd Klein begins his study of DC Comics’ Green Arrow logos over the years. [Todd’s Blog]
Art | London’s Royal Academy of Arts expect a big turnout of manga fans for its exhibition of work by 19th century artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi, “a very strong candidate for being one of the forebears of manga.” [Evening Standard]
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