2021 Winners

2021 Comics Studies Society Prize Winners

Hillary Chute Award for Best Graduate Student Paper

  • Maite Urcaregui, “Political Geographies of Race in James Baldwin and Yoran Cazac’s Little Man, Little Man”
  • Honorable Mention—Clémence Sfadj, “Windows on Everyday Harlem: The Cartoons of Ollie Harrington”

Gilbert Seldes Prize for Public Scholarship

  • Zachary J.A. Rondinelli, “#WelcomeToSlumberland Social Media Research Project”
  • Honorable Mention—Anna F. Peppard, “(Behold?) The Vision’s Penis: The Presence of Absence in Mutant Romance Tales”

CSS Article Prize

  • Sydney Phillips Heifler, “Romance Comics, Dangerous Girls, and the Importance of Fathers”
  • Honorable Mention—Maite Urcaregui, “(Un)documenting Single-Panel Methdologies and Epistemologies in the Non-fictional Cartoons of Eric J. García and Alberto Ledesma”

Charles Hatfield Book Prize

  • Rebecca Wanzo, The Content of our Caricature
  • Honorable Mention—Jean Lee Cole, How the Other Half Laughs

CSS Prize for Edited Book Collections

  • Anna F. Peppard, editor. Supersex: Sexuality, Fantasy, and the Superhero
  • Honorable Mentions:
  • Frederick Luis Aldama, editor. Graphic Indigeneity: Comics in the Americas and Australasia
  • Dominic Davies and Candida Rifkind, editors. Documenting Trauma in Comics: Traumatic Pasts, Embodied Histories, and Graphic Reportage
  • Martha Kuhlman and José Alaniz, editors. Comics of the New Europe: Reflections and Intersections