Love and Polyps
This year's Los Angeles Times Book Prize has a new category this year: the graphic novel! I was a judge, along with Douglas Wolk and Joel Rose. It was fun! I love how different these books are from each other...
Here are the finalists:
- Gilbert Hernandez, Luba (A Love and Rockets Book) (Fantagraphics Books)
- Taiyo Matsumoto, GoGo Monster (VIZ Media)
- David Mazzucchelli, Asterios Polyp (Pantheon)
- Bryan Lee O’Malley, Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 5: Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe (Oni Press)
- Joe Sacco, Footnotes in Gaza (Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt & Co., LLC)
(Complete list of all categories here.)
Douglas points out some nice notices already about our list...check out this one to see the covers of the books in question.