Graphic Drugs Award 2023 opens for submissions and expands to 2 classes

The Graphic Drugs Worldwide Collective has introduced that it has opened submissions for the Graphic Drugs Award 2023 – and this 12 months it has launched two separate classes to cater for lengthy type and brief type work.

The deadline for submitting work shall be February 14, 2023. Shortlists shall be declared “round Could 1” with the $1000-and-“memento” prize to be introduced and bestowed on the Graphic Drugs Convention in Toronto July 13-16.

 The PR:

“The Graphic Drugs Worldwide Collective (GMIC), a not-for-profit group with a mission to information and help the makes use of of comics in well being, is thrilled to open the submission course of for our second annual award. This award is supposed to acknowledge and honor excellent health-related comedian tasks printed in 2022. These awards are made attainable by a beneficiant matching present in Honor of Nancy and Herbert Wolf.”

Graphic Drugs is the utilisation of the comics type to depict, describe, discover and perceive the bodily and psychological illnesses that have an effect on our well being – whether or not or not it’s autobio, fiction or documentary non-fiction.

So what’s eligible for submission? Quoting from the web site: 

“Comics of any size that emphasize a number of health-related matters and had been accomplished or printed in 2022 are eligible for this award. Graphic medication comics take as their theme (or meaningfully embrace) matters that affect well being. We outline the time period “well being” right here broadly, based mostly on the World Well being Group definition: a state of bodily, psychological, and social well-being, not merely the absence of illness or infirmity. Comics could be fiction or nonfiction, memoir or biography, instructional and/or entertaining. Each print and web-based comics are eligible for this award.”

The judging panel for the Graphic Drugs Award 2023 shall be a various mixture of backgrounds and specialisms,

“Each shortlisting and closing judges are a various group consisting of at the very least 5 individuals, every representing a number of of those classes: cartoonist, tutorial, clinician, librarian, particular person with lived expertise of sickness, caregiving, and/or incapacity, and comics critic/reviewer.”

The Graphic Drugs Award – additionally known as the Graphic Drugs Worldwide Convention (GMIC) Award – debuted in 2022. From a ten book shortlist – which included Zara Slattery’s Coma (Myriad Editions), Niki Smith’s PTSD story The Golden Hour (Little Brown), and the Rebecca Ollerton-edited autistic comics anthology Sensory: Life on the Spectrum (Andrews McMeel Publishing) – emerged Élodie Durand’s Parenthesis (Prime Shelf), a graphic memoir about tumor-related epilepsy.

Funds for the GMIC to run the award are donated by way of a $5000 annual present assured by way of to round 2031, within the reminiscence of late activists Nancy and Herbert Wolf.

The Graphic Drugs Convention has taken place yearly since 2010. The primary convention happened London, UK, however it has since shifted to different elements of the world – predominantly varied cities within the US and Canada.

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