Kazuo Umezu's My Name Is Shingo Manga Wins Award at France's Angoulême
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The 45th Angoulême International Comics Festival announced its winners on Sunday, and the first volume of horror manga creator Kazuo Umezu's Watashi wa Shingo (Je Suis Shingo; My Name is Shingo) received the Best Heritage Comic award.
This year's nominees for Best Comic included Yarō Abe's Shinya Shokudō (The Midnight Diner, La Cantine de Minuit), Nagabe's The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún (L'Enfant et le Maudit: Siúil, a Rún), and Keigo Shinzō's Tokyo Alien Bros. manga. The first volume of Makoto Isshiki's Hanada Shōnen-shi (Hanada le Garnement) manga was also nominated for Angoulême's Best Youth Comic.
The festival launched in 1974 as an event celebrating comics from countries throughout the world.
Source: Comic Natalie