Press Release: “Monster Elementary and the Egyptian Curse!” Wins a Bronze Medal in the 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards for Best "Graphic Novel/Drawn Book - Humor/Cartoon"
April 13, 2017
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April 12, 2017
Los Angeles, CA (April 12, 2017) – Two years after Monster Elementary won the Independent Publisher Book Awards 2015 Gold Medal for best “Graphic Novel/Drawn Book – Humor/Cartoon History (U.S.),” Monster Elementary and the Egyptian Curse!, the second volume in the burgeoning Monster Elementary series, has won the Independent Publisher Book Awards 2017 Bronze Medal for best “Graphic Novel/Drawn Book – Humor/Cartoon.”
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 30th on the eve of the annual BookExpo America publishing convention in New York, with gold, silver and bronze IPPY medallions awarded in 83 national, 24 regional, and ten e-book categories.
“I am thrilled to have received medals from the Independent Publisher Book Awards for both books in the Monster Elementary series,” says writer/creator Nicholas Doan. “It was humbling to win the gold medal the first time and I am honored to have the consistent quality of our team’s work validated with this second recognition. I work with some of the greatest independent artists and this award is proof of their immense talent.”
Of the national award categories, two are reserved for “Graphic Novels/Drawn Books,” one in humor/cartoon and one in drama/documentary.
Graphic Novel/Drawn Book – Humor/Cartoon
GOLD: Gwan Anthology, by Jerome Walford (Forward Comix)
SILVER: The Parish: An AmeriCorps Story, by Joel Smith and Ryan Winet (Beating Windward Press)
BRONZE (tie): Untold Tales of Bigfoot: Crossing Paths, by Vince Dorse (Long Lost Friend Studio), Monster Elementary and the Egyptian Curse!, by Nicholas Doan and Various Artists (Space Goat Publishing)