Congratulations, R. Sikoryak!
Winner of the 2010 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Anthology or Collection
— Masterpiece Comics (Drawn & Quarterly)
The Ignatz Awards, named for the character in the classic comic strip Krazy Kat by George Herriman, is a festival prize that recognizes outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning. The ballot is created by a panel of five cartoonists and is then voted on by the attendees at the Small Press Expo, held back in September. This offers a unique reflection of the views the professionals and their fans. You can read a complete list of the winners here.
Phillipe Depuy and Charles Berberian are “France’s Superstar Cartooning Team” who have worked together for twenty years. Their most successful character is Monsieur Jean, and to date the series has sold over 120,000 copies in France alone. In recent years, their work has been gaining wider recognition on this side of the Atlantic, with regular contributions to the New Yorker and translated comics appearing in Drawn & Quarterly and Dark Horse Presents.
Depuy and Berberian will be visiting the Illustration Department on Wednesday, March 5th at noon in room 1101, 2 W. 13th. All are welcome to join us for this special event.
Also, later in the day, Matt Madden will moderate a discussion called:
The French Graphic Novel
Straight out of Angoulême: Dupuy & Berberian
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street, Soho
There will be a reception and signing afterwards.