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Society of Illustrators announces award winners

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Society of Illustrators announces award winners

The Society of Illustrators has announced the winners of the 2015 Comic and Cartoon Art Annual competition. Olivier Schrauwen took the gold medal in the Long-Form category for Arsène Schrauwen, and Bianca Gagnarelli received top honors in the Short Form category for Fish. Lauren Weinstein won the gold medal in digital media for Carriers, her five-part webcomic about learning she and her husband both had the gene for cystic fibrosis, and therefore her unborn child might have the disease.

The winning entries will be put on display in two exhibits at the Society of Illustrators gallery in New York: The Short Form, Digital Media, and Special Format exhibit will run from June 16-July 18, and the Long Form, Single Image, and Comic Strip show will run from July 21-August 15. Many of the entries will also be on display at the MoCCA Arts Fest in April.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Short Form
Gold Medal: Bianca Gagnarelli, Fish (Nobrow)
Silver Medals: Matthew Houston, Phone Book, and Keren Katz, Mahana’im 134 (Humdrum Collective)

Digital Media
Gold Medal: Lauren Weinstein, Carriers
Silver Medals: Gemma Correll, Four Eyes Cartoons, and Andrea Tsurumi, Yup/Nope

Special Format
Gold Medal: Rodger Binyone, Subterranean Level: 6XZ03188V
Silver Medals: Eitan Eloa, The Grimm Brothers According to Frischmann: Three Illustrated Stories, and David Plunkert, Heroical #2

Long Form
Gold Medal: Olivier Schrauwen for Arsène Schrauwen
Silver Medals: Jaime Hernandez, The Love Bunglers (Fantagraphics) and Patrick Kyle, Distance Mover (Koyama Press)

Single Image
Gold Medal: Roger De Muth, Squirrels Are Not Just For Breakfast Anymore
Silver Medals: Carolita Johnson, Must Remember, and Liam Walsh, Just Married

Comic Strip
Gold Medal: Maëlle Doliveux, Little Nemo in Between Slumberland (Locust Moon)
Silver Medals: Fran Krause, Deep Dark Fears, and Tom Tomorrow, Captain Kirk vs. the Internet

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