New York City, NY – The Lambda Literary Awards were announced in a ceremony held on June 3rd, 2013, in New York City. Among the many deserving winners was No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, edited by Justin Hall and published by Fantagraphics, in the category of LGBT Anthology. Justin Hall, a long-serving board member of Prism Comics which promotes LGBT comics and creators, compiled a comprehensive and exhaustive survey of queer comics, starting from the pioneers of the genre and continuing through the decades showcasing work from the generations that followed. The anthology showcases everything from lesbian underground comix, to gay newspaper strips, to bi punk zines, to trans webcomics. No Straight Lines has garnered a storm of media coverage and acclaim. See Glen Weldon’s review in the New York Times , plus Justin’s interviews in Comic Book Resources and The Advocate, among many others.
Now, the voting period is open for comics’ highest award, The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. No Straight Lines is nominated in the category of “Best Anthonlogy”; Eric Shanower is nominated for Road to Oz in the categories of Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12) and Best Adaptation from Another Medium; and Colleen Coover is nominated for Bandette in the categories of Best New Series, Best Digital Comic, Best Penciller/Inker, and Best Coloring.
Eligible comic book industry professionals can vote here.