Archive for December, 2016

 

December 14, 2016 • Cee • Design

yabccawards2016

The YA Book Cover Choice Awards (aka YABCCAwards) aim to honor all the wonderful (and not-so wonderful) book covers that were published in the past year. It will be nominated and voted by readers (à la Goodreads Choice Awards and the *Book Shimmy* Awards) for the best cover design in each categories.

The 2016 YA Book Cover Choice Awards have ended, and we have winners to crown!

There are some expected winners and a couple of surprises, and a tie! Although the turnout for this year’s awards wasn’t as big as the previous year, I’m so thankful to every one of you who participated in the nominating and the voting. Book covers are the first thing that attracts readers, and to see the winning book covers that you—the readers—like better is so interesting to me.

Let’s see who came out as victor for each category! Expect delight, disappointment, and all the emotions with seeing your favorites win or lose.

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December 7, 2016 • Cee • Comics

from panel to panel

I love comics and graphic novels, so what do I do with that love? Well, I turn it into a new feature!

From Panel to Panel is a new feature where I talk about the awesome (and perhaps not-so awesome) comic books and graphic novels I’ve read. Basically, this will be me pushing them onto your laps. You’re welcome.

November was a shit month for multiple reasons, but you know what was good? All the comics that came out! You get graphic novels about the kids of Gotham Academy, those wonderful Paper Girls time traveling, Black Canary babe, and more!

Get your shopping carts loaded with all these comics!

GOTHAM ACADEMY • VOL. 3 • YEARBOOK

The students of Gotham’s most prestigious prep school are back and they’ve just survived one heck of a year within the walls of Gotham Academy. Now it’s time for everyone to look back and experience some of the lost adventures from the school year that was. Featuring stories and art by some of comics’ best and brightest creators including Dustin Nguyen (BATMAN: L’IL GOTHAM), Derek Fridolfs (BATMAN: L’IL GOTHAM) and Rafael Albuquerque (AMERICAN VAMPIRE), as well as from regular series writer Brenden Fletcher (BATGIRL)!

Collects GOTHAM ACADEMY #13-17. — DC Comics

Publication date: November 2, 2016 by DC Comics

Buy: LCBS · Amazon · Barnes & Noble · The Book Depository · Indigo · Comixology

Why I’m excitedThese kids are back! And on another adventure in Gotham Academy! You get to read more about these kids, and you get three different artists here!
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December 2, 2016 • Cee • Events

yabccawards2016

The YA Book Cover Choice Awards (aka YABCCAwards) aim to honor all the wonderful (and not-so wonderful) book covers that were published in the past year. It will be nominated and voted by readers (à la Goodreads Choice Awards and the *Book Shimmy* Awards) for the best cover design in each categories.

VOILA! THE FINALS ROUND!

I didn’t think I would be able to pull this together (with a recent change that has been occupying my time), but here it is!

I keep forgetting how tedious it is to tally up the votes (very widespread nomination), put the images together, and create the polls. Lots of copying and pasting and cursing Illustrator for being slow. It should get easier from here…I hope.

What you find in this post are: 15 beautiful covers (that you nominated) for each category + polls.

And once again, we begin. Vote! And then get your friends to vote!

What You Need To Know

  • This is the finals!
  • These covers are all reader nominated.
  • Vote for the cover you believe should win each category because it’s superior and prettier than the others and fits.
  • Judge base on the covers. Not what’s in the book.
  • You’re only allowed to vote for ONE cover.
  • DO NOT CHEAT. I will be checking the spreadsheet for suspicious activity.
  • If you click on the pictures, it will pop up a bigger image. If you want a bigger picture, click on the links in the Google Docs poll.
  • When you click on the category links below, it’ll take you directly to that category.
  • If you have questions or need clarifications, feel free to ask them and I will answer. :)
  • Voting ends Saturday, December 10, 2016 12 PM PST.
  • Last but not least, have fun! Share this with friends and force them to vote!

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