2009 is only over on our calendars, not in our hearts. At least that’s true until awards season is over, and that won’t wrap up until the Eisners this summer. Here are two nomination announcements:
First up are the nominations for the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, which includes a first-ever graphic novel category:
That’s a good launch list. The Times is understandably pleased with itself:
“With the Graphic Novel Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes becomes the first major book prize in the United States to honor publications in this category, which is an expanding part of the book landscape, both aesthetically and commercially.”
Of all my reactions to that list, I’m most distracted by the bitter reminder that France has Vinland Saga and we don’t.