By James Bacon: Journey Planet has been nominated for an Irish Comic News Award, in the Best Comic Related category.
Two issues this year, Swamp Thing (Journey Planet #49) and Battle (Journey Planet #50) were focused on comics as a subject, while comics featured in many of the other eight issues published last year, from featuring work by Artist Afua Ricahrdson in the Future of Policing issue, to the insightful interview with Russian comic artist in the Russian SF issue. The Best Comic Related category also features Rusty Staples, a blog by Journey Planet Co-Editor Michael Carroll.
A number of writers have been nominated in the Best Irish Writer (Non-Fiction) category and all of them are connected to Journey Planet — Paul Trimpbe co-editor on the Battle Issue, co-editor Micheal Carroll for his Rusty Staples Blog, Maura McHugh for her writings in Journey Planet and your own correspondent.
The overall selection of nominations includes Ghosting which was reviewed here only a few days ago, but the awards as administered by David Ferguson allow an opportunity to consider and identify good comics from Ireland and Irish creatives.