Chris Ware, Tom Gauld, Jillian Tamaki, Julia Wertz: Cartoonist Studio Prize shortlists from Slate and the Center for Cartoon Studies.

Tom Gauld, Goliath

Chris Ware, Building Stories

The Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies are proud to announce the nominees for the first Cartoonist Studio Prizes. The winner in each of our two categories will be announced on March 1; each winner will receive $1,000 and, of course, eternal glory. The shortlists were selected by Slate Book Review editor Dan Kois, the faculty and students at the Center for Cartoon Studies, and this year’s guest judge, legendary New Yorker art editor Françoise Mouly.