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October 01, 2007


Liz B

The Professor's Daughter by Joann Sfar and Emmanuel Guibert

Sarah Miller

The Plain Janes, by Cecil Castellucci & Jim Rugg

Kelly Fineman

Robot Dreams by Sara Varon

Liz Jones

The Arrival, Shaun Tan

Heather Turner

The Arrival by Shaun Tan


Captured by Pirates, written by Justine & Ron Fontes, with art by David Witt

Jennifer R

My Dead Girlfriend by Eric Wight

Kirsten Cutler

Arevamirp, Esile with Elise Primavera, Escape from the Netherworld (Fred & Anthony), Hyperion Books for Children, 2007.


The Re-Gifters by Mike Carey

Marcus Newman

Blindspot by Kevin Pyle
Kampung Boy by LAT
Malcolm X by Randy DuBurke
Klezmer by Joann Sfar
The Invention of Huge Cabret by Brian Selznick

Sarah (a. fortis)

Thanks, everyone, for all the nominations today! A few comments:

Heather: The Arrival by Shaun Tan was already nominated before your posting, so the duplicate nomination doesn't count. Would you like to nominate something else?

Duplicate nominations don't count as an additional "vote," so everyone please check the previous nominations before you nominate! Thank you.

Marcus: We can only take one nominated title per person, so please select one of your listed titles and let me know in the comments here which one you chose. (Hugo Cabret is being considered in a different category, so please leave that one out.)

Marcus Newman

Sorry. Let's go with Blindspot by Kevin Pyle


Town Boy by LAT


To Terra...Keiko Takemiya.

Intelligent, thought provoking, emotional, beautiful. perfect.

Gina MarySol Ruiz

Manga Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet


Beowulf: Monster Slayer, written by Paul D. Storrie and illustrated by Ron Randall

Dave Carter

Bookhunter by Jason Shiga

Kim Norman

For graphic novels, I'd like to nominate Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen, Will Travel by Ruth Barshaw.

At least, I think it fits in this category, correct?

Sarah (a. fortis)

Thanks, Marcus! Looks great.

Ame: Could you please specify which volume of To Terra is being nominated? Thanks!!


Flight Vol. 4 Edited by Kazu Kibuishi.

Mallory Brightman

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Sarah (a. fortis)

To Kim Norman: Ellie McDoodle does look like it belongs here in Graphic Novels. Thanks for the alert, though--there are a few "hybrid" titles out there that are tough to categorize.

To Mallory: The Arrival has already been nominated. Would you like to nominate a different title?

Sarah (a. fortis)

PLEASE READ: A few nominations from other categories have been moved here. I'm posting the titles so that nobody accidentally duplicates a nomination:

Gear School by Adam Gallardo
The Courageous Princess by Rod Espinosa

Brock Martin

Dead High Yearbook by Ivan Velez, et al.

Sarah (a. fortis)

Kirsten: Just so you're aware, Fred & Anthony's Escape from the Netherworld has been moved to the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category. We felt it belonged there more appropriately, since it's a hybrid form and not strictly a graphic novel. Thanks for your nomination!

Fuse #8

Laika by Nick Abadzis

kristen McLean

Houdini the Handcuff King by Jason Lutes, illustrated by Nick Bertozzi

Megan Germano

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Does that belong here?-- Hope so.


Beowolf by Gareth Hinds

Sarah (a. fortis)

More great nominees! Thanks!

Katie: Unfortunately, nominations are limited to one per person--could you please let me know which of the two titles you'd prefer to nominate?

To all: Kampung Boy by LAT, Malcolm X by Randy DuBurke, and Klezmer by Joann Sfar HAVE NOT YET been nominated. These were multiple nominations from one person who has since made their selection. So if anybody would like to nominate one of these, go right ahead!

Lyn Larson

Yu the Great: Conquering the Flood by Paul D. Storrie, illus. Sandy Carruthers

My kids love this one!

Jesse Karp

Rocketo volume 2: Journey to the Hidden Sea by Frank Espinosa (because The Arrival already has so many nominations).

Sarah (a. fortis)

Hi Megan: We're putting Diary of a Wimpy Kid into Middle Grade--one big issue for a graphic novel is that if the text can stand alone in telling the story, then it's really more of an illustrated book. It's a great title, though! If you'd like to nominate something else instead, please do.


Camp Babymouse, by Jennifer Holm and Matt Holm.


Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel by Eoin Colfer

Sarah (a. fortis)

Hi Katie: Since we haven't heard back from you on which title you'd prefer to nominate, we're picking the first one, Beowulf.

If anyone else who has NOT already nominated a title would like to nominate Sticky Burr, go right ahead!


Gon vol. 1 by Masashi Tanaka


Bumperboy & The Loud, Loud Mountain by Debbie Huey


Bumperboy & The Loud, Loud Mountain by Debbie Huey came out Jul 26, 2006 so that makes it ineligible...sigh. It's so cute!


Bow-Wow Bugs a Bug by Mark Newgarden and Megan Montague Cash is a wordless picture book. It's the adventures of a dog and his flea! Harcourt Children's Books; (June 1, 2007) ISBN-10: 0152058133


The following came in from Corrine Kelly:

Henry V The Graphic Novel
Original Text

I have her email if you need it. She said she tried to post but had trouble.


Sarah (a. fortis)

Thanks, Anne and Corrine!


Robot Dreams by Sara Varon


Klezmer by Joann Sfar


"First in Space" by James Vining from Oni Press. Awesome and then the last page breaks your heart. (Read this with Nick Abadzis's "Laika" and you will cry for hours!)

Sarah (a. fortis)

Alia: Robot Dreams was already nominated--if you'd like, you may nominate a different title!

This is a good opportunity to remind everybody to please check over the already-nominated titles before you make your nomination! Thanks.

Sarah (a. fortis)

Liz: Klezmer has a publication date of September 2006, so unfortunately it is not eligible. You are welcome to nominate a different title. Thanks!

david e

Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow by James Strum & Rich Tommaso, Center For Cartoon Studies/Hyperion


Hatter M: The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor; Liz Cavalier; Illustrator B

Published by Desperado Publishing

This got high recommendations from some of my friends

david e

Isn't Hatter M a four-issue comic book, not a graphic novel, or has it been issued as a single-bound volume?

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