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Calico



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:22 pm Reply with quote
Wait. They got ride of the "Best Foreign Material" category? So that means that non Japanese or European comics are ineligible for awards? I'm glad they opened up new categories, which gives more titles a chance to shine without competing against each other, but this seems like an oversight.

(Gripes aside, I hope My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness wins in the category).
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LegitPancake



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:00 pm Reply with quote
Berserk ought to be on that list.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:32 am Reply with quote
Calico wrote:
Wait. They got ride of the "Best Foreign Material" category? So that means that non Japanese or European comics are ineligible for awards? I'm glad they opened up new categories, which gives more titles a chance to shine without competing against each other, but this seems like an oversight.


This.

Also like... ughhh I feel like, while commentary and navel-gazing have their place and do have benefits, they often end up reinforcing certain walls unintentionally. Like, walls that they hadn't realized could come down... like, not that a publisher contemplating an international collaboration would literally stop and say, "Wait, but which category would this go into for this specific award?" but less literally than that...

I dislike awards in general because like... you can't say that one thing is the best work in a medium/country in a year. There are few fields where it's legitimately worthwhile to invalidate all but one winner (or all but five nominees).
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Kikimani



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:30 pm Reply with quote
Calico wrote:
Wait. They got ride of the "Best Foreign Material" category? So that means that non Japanese or European comics are ineligible for awards? I'm glad they opened up new categories, which gives more titles a chance to shine without competing against each other, but this seems like an oversight.

(Gripes aside, I hope My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness wins in the category).


From the article:

"Best American Edition of Foreign Material" is no longer a category, though there is also a new category for "Best European Book."
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Agent355



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:39 pm Reply with quote
Kikimani wrote:
Calico wrote:
Wait. They got ride of the "Best Foreign Material" category? So that means that non Japanese or European comics are ineligible for awards? I'm glad they opened up new categories, which gives more titles a chance to shine without competing against each other, but this seems like an oversight.

(Gripes aside, I hope My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness wins in the category).


From the article:

"Best American Edition of Foreign Material" is no longer a category, though there is also a new category for "Best European Book."

So if a great Korean manwha deserves an award, which category would it be nominated under?
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