Past Winners

Comics Studies Society Prizes | Past Winners

Charles Hatfield Book Prize

  • 2018 | Brannon Costello, Neon Visions: The Comics of Howard Chaykin, LSU Press, 2017
  • 2019 | Lara Saguisag, Incorrigibles and Innocents: Constructing Childhood and Citizenship in Progressive Era Comics, Rutgers UP, 2018.
  • 2020 | Jorge Santos, Graphic Memories of the Civil Rights Movement: Reframing History in Comics (University of Texas Press, 2019)

CSS Article Prize

  • 2018 | Benoît Crucifix, “Cut-up and Redrawn: Charles Burns’s Swipe Files” published in Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society
  • 2019 | André M. Carrington, “Desiring Blackness: A Queer Orientation to Marvel’s Black Panther, 1998–2016,” published in American Literature
  • 2020 | Dan Mazur, “Ibrahim Njoya, a Comics Artist in Colonial-Era Cameroon,” The Comics Journal

CSS Prize for Edited Book Collections

  • 2020 | Tahneer Oksman and Seamus O’Malley, The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell (University of Mississippi Press, 2019)

Hillary Chute Award for Best Graduate Student Conference Presentation 

  • 2018 | Alex Smith, “Breaking Panels: Gay Cartoonists’ Radical Revolt”
  • 2019 | Isabelle Martin, “‘The Weight of Their Past’: Reconstructing Memory and History through Reproduced Photographs in Thi Bui’s Graphic Novel The Best We Could Do”
  • 2020 | Haniyeh Barahouie, “Mapping the War in Zeina Abirached’s A Game for Swallows: To Die, To Leave, To Return”

Gilbert Seldes Prize for Public Scholarship 

  • 2019 | Osvaldo Oyola
    • Guess Who’s Coming Home for the Holidays: Intergenerational Conflict in Bitch Planet,” The Middle Spaces, Dec. 11, 2018
    • “‘I AM (not) FROM BEYOND!’: Situating Scholarship & the Writing ‘I’”, The Middle Spaces, Dec. 25, 2018 
    • “YA = Young Avengers: Asserting Maturity on the Threshold of Adulthood,” The Middle Spaces, Oct. 16, 2018 
  • 2020 | Zoe D. Smith, “4 Colorism, or, the Ashiness of it All” and “4 Colorism, or, White Paper/Brown Pixels,” Women Wrote About Comics