Press Release: “Monster Elementary” Takes the Gold Medal in the 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards for
Best “Graphic Novel / Drawn Book – Humor / Cartoon History (U.S.)”
May 6, 2015
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May 6, 2015
“MONSTER ELEMENTARY” TAKES THE GOLD MEDAL IN THE 2015 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS FOR BEST “GRAPHIC NOVEL / DRAWN BOOK – HUMOR / CARTOON HISTORY (U.S.)”
Los Angeles, CA (May 6, 2015) – After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013 and a fruitful book launch in 2014, Monster Elementary, an all-ages graphic novel, has won the Independent Publisher Book Awards 2015 Gold Medal for best “Graphic Novel / Drawn Book – Humor / Cartoon History (U.S.)”
Launched in 1996 and conducted each year to honor the year's best independently published books, the "IPPY" Awards recognize merit in a broad range of subjects and reward authors and publishers who "take chances and break new ground."
The medal-winning books will be celebrated on May 27th during the annual BookExpo America publishing convention in New York, with gold, silver and bronze IPPY medallions awarded in 78 national, 24 regional, and ten e-book categories. This year’s contest drew nearly 6,000 entries from authors and publishers in all 50 U.S. states, eight Canadian provinces, and 34 countries overseas.
“I am ecstatic about Monster Elementary’s gold medal win,” says writer/creator, Nicholas Doan. “From the moment I conceived the idea, it took five years to be published. To have all of that hard work, love, and dedication acknowledged by such a prestigious award, I’m truly honored. Of course, this award also belongs to the incredible artists who brought this book into reality. Without them, Monster Elementary would not be as successful as it is today.”
Of the national award categories, two are reserved for “Graphic Novels / Drawn Books,” one in humor/cartoon history and one in drama/documentary. This year, in each category, there was one gold, one silver, and one bronze awarded.
Graphic Novel / Drawn Book – Humor / Cartoon History (U.S.)
GOLD: Monster Elementary, by Nicholas Doan, Caanan Grall, Lee-Roy