Official Press Release
The nominations for this year's Friends of Lulu Awards have been announced. Established in 1997, the awards are given each year to recognize achievements by women cartoonists and publications and projects which reflect the goals of Friends of Lulu.
NOMINEES FOR WOMEN CARTOONIST HALL OF FAME
Lynda Barry (Marlys, 100 Demons)
Dorothy "Woolfolk" Roubicek (writer and editor: Wonder Woman, Zatanna, etc.)
Wendy Pini (Elfquest)
Rumiko Takahashi (Maison Ikkoku, Ranma 1/2)
Barb Rausch (Vicki Valentine, Barbie)
NOMINEES FOR LULU OF THE YEAR
(For the person(s) who in 2002 produced the book, comic, or project that most reflects the principles of Friends of Lulu.)
Clamp (Four female creators of girls' manga: Card Captor Sakura, Magic Knight Rayearth, X/1999, etc.)
Chynna Clugston-Major (Blue Monday)
Alison Bechdel (Dykes to Watch Out For)
Jen Van Meter and Christine Norrie (Hopeless Savages)
Free Comic Book Day (Joe Field, organizer, 2002 inaugural year)
NOMINEES FOR KIM YALE AWARD FOR BEST NEW FEMALE TALENT
(Presented to the most promising female cartoonist whose work started appearing in the last two years.)
Layla Lawlor (Raven's Children)
Raina Telgemeier (Take Out Comics)
Justine Shaw (NowhereGirl)
Jenn Manley Lee (Dicebox)
Joanne Mutch (Rummblestrips)
The nominees were chosen by Friends of Lulu members. Voting for the finalists is open only to members. A ballot is available a the Friend of Lulu Website. The awards will be presented at a ceremony at the San Diego Comicon on Thursday, July 17th.
Friends of Lulu is a national nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote and encourage female readership and participation in the comic book industry. For more information go to the Friends f lulu website: http://www.friends-lulu.org/.