Comic Creator of the Year spotlights the publishers, writers, and artists involved in comics.
Whether it’s on the web or in print, we’re thrilled to honor the beautiful works of art all us geeks love to read.
Everyone remembers Andre the Giant from his extensive career in professional wrestling and his role in The Princess Bride. Using his skills as an amazing artist and biographer, Box Brown created a graphic novel that draws from historical records about Andre Roussimoff’s life to paint a picture of the larger-than-life character that was Andre the Giant. Since its release, Brown’s Andre the Giant (published by FirstSecond) has sat on The New York Times bestseller list, enjoying critical acclaim in the world of comics.
The Inevitable June takes readers into Bob Schofield’s surrealistic world, with beautiful black and white illustrations and moving poems. An artist who experiments with art and prose in a unique, striking way, Schofield creates work unlike anything else.
Exploring the struggles of firefighters in New York City, Mario Candelaria ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to publish the book Ashes. It was released in fall 2013, delivering a moving story accompanied by stunning black and white artwork. A Philadelphia jack of all trades, Candelaria dabbles in stand-up comedy, acting, and more, but has found his calling working in comics. At least we think so.