Katsuhiro Otomo Wins Angouleme’s Top Prize

The 42nd annual Angouleme International Comics Festival awarded Katsuhiro Otomo the Grand Prix award for lifetime achievement. Otomo is the first Japanese manga artist to win the award. The other nominees for the award included Alan Moore and Hermann.

Katsuhiro Otomo was one of the nominees for the Grand Prix award in 2014, but Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson won the award that year.

The festival launched in 1974 as an event celebrating comics from countries throughout the world.

The festival’s website is now streaming a thank you message from Otomo, which is subtitled in French. I am including the video below, and I apologize in advance to any of my readers who are unable to view it due to region blocking.

Source: ANN

Manga Nominees Announced for the 42nd annual Angouleme International Comics Festival

The 42nd annual Angouleme International Comics Festival, which will be taking place January 29-February 1, 2015 in France, has announced that the following manga have been nominated for Best Comic:

  • A Chef of Nobunaga by Mitsuru Nishimura and Takuro Kajikawa
  • Inferno in Bottles by Suehiro Maruo
  • Sunny by Taiyo Matsumoto

The festival also revealed the nominees for Best Youth Comic, Best Heritage Comic, and Best Crime Comic. The following manga were nominated for these categories:

Best Youth Comic

  • The Seven Deadly Sins by Nakaba Suzuki

Best Heritage Comic

  • Space Pirate Captain Harlock by Leiji Matsumoto
  • Sex & Fury by Taro Bonten

Best Crime Comic

  • Wet Moon by Atsushi Kaneko

Source: ANN

Katsuhiro Otomo Nominated for Angouleme’s Top Prize

The 41st Annual Angouleme International Comics Festival is taking place in France January 30 to February 2, 2014. Katsuhiro Otomo has been nominated alongside Bill Watterson and Alan Moore for the event’s top prize, the Grand Prix.

Several manga titles also received nominations in three of the festival’s categories.

Nominated for Best Comic:

  • Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama
  • Cesare by Fuyumi Soryo
  • Goggles by Tetsuya Toyoda

Nominated for Best Youth Comic:

  • Space Brothers by Chuya Koyama

Nominated for Best Heritage Comic:

  • Poissons En Eaux Troubles by Susumu Katsumata

Manga Receive Nominations at France’s Angouleme

The 40th annual Angouleme International Comics Festival has announced the nominees for four categories: Best Comic, Best Heritage Comic, Best Youth Comic, and Best Crime Comic.

Three manga titles have been nominated for Best Comic: Mari Yamazaki’s Thermae Romae, Atsushi Kaneko’s SOIL, and Kengo Hanazawa’s I am a Hero.

Kanata Konami’s Chi’s Sweet Home is nominated for Best Youth Comic. Yukinobu Hoshino’s 2001 Nights and George Akiyama’s Anjin San are nominated for the Best Heritage Comic award.

The Angouleme International Comics Festival is taking place January 31-February 3, 2013 in France.