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Blotch penciller BlackTeagan up for Russ Manning Award

Edited by GreenReaper as of Sun 2 Sep 2012 - 15:53
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Nordguard: Across Thin IceBlackTeagan (real name Teagan Gavet) is one of five nominees for the Russ Manning Award, to be presented at Comic-Con International on 22 July. BlackTeagan has been nominated for the pencilling of Nordguard: Across Thin Ice, which she produced with Blotch co-collaborator Kenket (Tess Garman).

The Russ Manning Award, presented annually since 1982, is for the most promising newcomer in the comic book world. It's also a huge opportunity for positive exposure of the furry fandom's artwork, as Comic-Con 2011 attracted over 126?000 attendees and has been active since the '70s.

Nordguard: Across Thin Ice has already won two Ursa Major awards in 2012, one for "Best Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work" and it's cover as "Best Anthropomorphic Published Illustration." In previous Ursa Majors, BlackTeagan, as a member of Blotch, has won another four awards.

Nordguard was also eligible to be nominated for the Hugo Award's "Best Graphic Story", but did not reach the ballot.


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I hope she wins.

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Going to be a bit tougher then an Ursa Major I'm sure. No offense, just seems a much larger audience and not so niche.

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For what it's worth, the other four nominees are all realistically detailed human superhero and horror comic-book artists. BlackTeagan's realistically detailed anthropomorphized dogs really stand out.

The award is juried, not a popular vote award, so the larger audience doesn't count so much. But it certainly is nice to have BlackTeagan's work seen by the much larger Comic-Con audience.

Fred Patten

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