bunch of things

January 26th, 2007 | Oddments, Travels and Appearances

I’ve been so crazed lately what with this trip to the Angouleme festival and trying to get work done before I left that I’ve neglected to mention some important stuff.

Fun Home won the Stonewall Book Award-Israel Fish Nonfiction Award from the American Library Association’s GLBT Round Table. This is a really great honor. As you may know, I have a bit of a librarian fetish. So what could be better than winning a prize from a bunch of them?

FH has also been nominated for a GLAAD Media Award in the comic book category.

And I also just won an Alice B. Reader’s Appreciation Medal. It’s a prize awarded to lesbian fiction writers. The committee decided cartoons could count.

And if you live in Vermont, I have some work in a show called FineToon: The Art of Vermont Cartoonists at the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. It opens today, and it looks like a really interesting show. There’s stuff by my fellow (and I do mean fellow) Vermonters Ed Koren, James Kochalka, Harry Bliss, Frank Miller… I had no idea Frank Miller lived in Vermont. Huh.

19 Responses to “bunch of things”

  1. Arte es Vida says:

    a bunch of lesbian librarians, a fetish, and a round table. i can think of better things than awards with that combo. but felicitationes on all the recognition.

  2. Ovidia says:

    Arte es Vida is sending my imagination in terrible (wonderful?) directions but first–Congratulations on the Award, the Nomination & the Medal!!!

  3. Carolyn says:

    Hey, not only did you win the Stonewall award, but you also made it onto a list of “Notable Books for the General Reader” compiled by RUSA, yet another subset of the American Library Association (yes, the ALA does put Byzantium to shame). The librarians love you, Alison!

  4. Marilee says:

    As one of the librarians (and a member of the ALA GLBTRT — gah! there’s alphabet soup!)…

    We love you, Alison! The cheer when your award was announced was rather deafening.

  5. shadocat says:

    What wonderful news! Congratulations!

  6. Duncan says:

    Great news, all right!

    Frank Miller, on the other hand, has been making a serious fool of himself recently. I don’t follow the comix scene, so maybe this is nothing new, but fyi:


    Makes me appreciate your politics, Alison, all the more.

  7. C. Resmer says:

    If anybody wants information about the Vermont show Alison’s in, you can find it here.

  8. ED says:

    Miller was born in Maryland, but grew up in Montpelier, apparently.

  9. austin kleon says:

    bechdel and kochalka in the same show??? oh man!

  10. meg says:

    Ha! Danziger was my highschool English teacher; he let me opt out of the classroom time second semester and just do the tests. Much appreciated.

    He also introduced me to the work of Edward Gorey (may his name live forever).

    One of my favorite teachers, and one of those that helped me survive those days.

  11. Maggie Jochild says:

    Hey, wonderful K-K-K-Katie! I’m trying to post an answer to the Kathy Power question, tried on two different threads, and it’s not going through. Must be something in the message that your filter is blocking. Let me know if you can retrieve it and post it where appropriate. Thanks.

  12. Aunt Soozie says:

    How odd…thanks for trying Maggie.
    I’ll look forward to reading your response.

  13. Josiah says:

    Sadly, Frank Miller making a fool of himself is nothing new. If you’d like to be truly flabbergasted, Google “Holy Terror, Batman”. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

    Since this is an odds-and-ends post, it’s as good a place as any to note that there have been developments in Marshall, Missouri: the library’s “Material Selections Policy Committee” met yesterday, and are ready to submit their new policy to the library’s board. There’s not much on how they’ll rule on Fun Home and Blankets in particular, but apparently they have decided “not to assign a prejudicial label or segregate them by a prejudicial system.” So if they’re approved for the library at all, they’ll be available to anyone (not kept under lock and key in a segregated section or anything like that).

    I wonder whether all this critical recognition will affect the final decision?

  14. Katie says:

    Hey Maggie- I found your comments, and then deleted the second two fer ya.

  15. Maggie Jochild says:

    Ah, Katie, you are so fine. Thanks a bunch.

  16. Jaibe says:

    Wow, aren’t there only like 700,000 people in Vermont? What a cool state!

  17. C. Resmer says:

    Wow, aren’t there only like 700,000 people in Vermont? What a cool state!

    More like 620,000 or so. Burlington, our biggest city, has about 40,000 or so, with roughly another 80,000 or so in the Burlington-metro area. I say “Burlington-metro,” but much of that “metro” is still farmland. There are still a number of cows in our “metro,” though the number is no doubt falling even as I type this. Sadly.

  18. laura in milwaukee says:

    yeah, frank miller went to my high school. i was surprised when i found that out.

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