Raina Telgemeier Wins McDuffie Kids’ Comics Award, Holds Oprah-Style Comic Giveaway

Posted by June 19, 2017 Comment

Time to add yet another award to Raina Telgemeier’s long list of accolades. The children’s graphic novel mogul won the third annual Dwayne McDuffy Award For Kids Comics at the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival in Michigan this weekend for her 2016 book Ghosts, according to a press release from the convention’s website. Telgemeier used the opportunity to highlight the work of ten kids comics by diverse creators, and surprised the audience at the event with an Oprah style giveaway of the comics.

“In the spirit of sharing the love of comics, I decided to take this opportunity to share some of my favorite comics with the audience at A2CAF, in the hope that they will find more amazing work to discover,” said Telgemeier, who clearly doesn’t understand that the way to promote comics to kids is to send a hastily photoshopped teaser image to CBR and then dispatch your editors to yell at Twitter dissenters.

“And you get a comic! And you get a comic! And you get a comic!” we imagine Telgemeier continued as she presented ten copies of each of the comics named, which she purchased using her Scholastic billions, though the press release doesn’t exactly quote her on this part. The list included a many of the exciting kids comics produced by diverse creators at prominent superhero like publishers Marvel and DC, which serve as an example for the industry and constantly introduce new readers to the comics medium.

Hahaha, just kidding. Only the first volume of Ms. Marvel made the list, which consisted of:

NewsPrints by Ru Xu
Lowriders in Space Book 1 by Cathy Camper and Raul the Third
The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew
Little White Duck by Na Liu
Lola: A Ghost Story by J. Torres and Elbert Orr
Giants Beware by Rafael Rosado and Jorge Aguirre
Phoebe and her Unicorn Book 1 by Dana Simpson
Lucky Penny by Yuko Ota and Ananth Hirsh
Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona
How to Find a Fox by Nilah Magruder

To learn more about the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival, visit their website. This isn’t the only award Ghosts is up for this year. The comic is also nominated for an Eisner in the Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12) category.

(Last Updated June 19, 2017 2:46 pm )