2018 Inkpot Awards

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Wow! This just happened! #inkpotaward

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Many creators were honored at Comic-Con International 2018 with Inkpot Awards for their contributions to the worlds of comics, science fiction/fantasy, film, television, animation, and fandom services.

The convention has not yet updated its list of winners, but all of the following artists, writers, and media figures were reported by social media as 2018 award recipients.

  • Rafael Albuquerque
  • Yoshitaka Amano
  • Marc Bernardin
  • Cory Doctorow
  • Brian Fies
  • Richard Friend
  • Elizabeth Hand
  • Deborah Harkness
  • R.C. Harvey
  • Nalo Hopkinson
  • Larry Houston
  • Jason Lutes
  • David Mack
  • Nichelle Nichols
  • Anne Nocenti
  • Liniers
  • Brian Pulido
  • Randy Reynaldo
  • Eric Reynolds
  • Kevin Smith
  • Peter Tomasi
  • Shannon Wheeler

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This morning was, perhaps, the best morning I’ve ever had at ##SDCC. I was scheduled for a Spotlight on Me panel, which I’d asked my friend @evnarc to moderate. I thought it was just gonna be he and I and 14 people talking about comics. When i got there, 100 or so people were already in their seats. Then SDCC’s Gary Sassaman introduced me, and then announced that I was a recipient of an Inkpot Award, for my contributions to the Comic Arts and a journalist and a creator. Already speechless as fuck, @evnarc launches into his own introduction, tracing our history as friends and colleagues, which left us both in tears. (My twitter feed has the text of his intro, in case you want to cry, too.) This morning broke me, then rebuilt me, and I can’t thank everyone enough.

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3 thoughts on “2018 Inkpot Awards

  1. Jason Lutes of “Berlin” fame – awesome! Plus all the other folks, of course. 😉 But wow, I sometimes wonder if I’m the only one reading X or Y, and Lutes’s “Berlin” is one of those things. So I’m very happy to see Lutes get recognition.

    [ETA: I’v never (methinks) mentioned “Berlin” here since it’s not SFF.]

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