2021 Prism Awards

The Fifth Annual Prism Awards winners and finalists were December 27, 2021. The juried awards were founded by Prism Comics, The Queer Comics Expo and The Cartoon Art Museum to recognize, promote, and celebrate diversity and excellence in queer comics and graphic novels.

Winner and Finalist Awards are presented to comic works by queer creators that promote the growing body of diverse, powerful, innovative, positive or challenging representations of LGBTQAI+ characters and stories in fiction or nonfiction comics.



Short Form Comics

Small/Midsize Press

Mainstream Press

  • Winner: The Low Low Woods (Publisher: DC Comics, Written by: Carmen Maria Machado & Joe Hill Art by: Dan McDaid & Dani Strips)
  • Finalist: The Deep & Dark Blue (Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Creator: Niki Smith,)
  • Finalist: Juliet Takes a Breath  (Publisher: Boom Studios, Writer: Gabby Rivera; Illustrator, Celia Moscote; Colorist, James Fenner; Letterer: DC Hopkins)


Young Readers (13 and under)

3 thoughts on “2021 Prism Awards

  1. “Glass walls do not a prism make,
    Nor iron bars a grid.
    If I could sell this verse, I’d make
    At least a half a quid.”

  2. I read “Superpose,” which is good. I used to read “Shaderunners,” which is also good, but I’m way behind on it (actually, I never got up to the present). I should return to it one day.

    I’ll check some of the others here. 🙂

  3. Oh, hey, I’ve read “The Unfading Flower” by Hari Conner; that’s good, too. Conner does the amazing “Finding Home” comic!

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