'It's so obvious': Canadian artists weigh in on Grand Prix D'Angoulême sexism 'debacle'

When Montreal illustrator Julie Delporte saw the nominee list for this year’s Grand Prix D’Angoulême — one of the most prestigious lifetime achievement awards in the comic book world — she was incredulous. The previous year’s list was short on female nominees, so Delporte had hoped the prize would take an opportunity to be more inclusive. She was wrong: this year’s list was exclusively male.

We asked Canadian artists whether the comics-prize sexism controversy reflects their experience

Graphic novel artist Teva Harrison (left) and For Better Or For Worse artist Lynn Johnston. (Harrison: Anansi; Johnston: Jenifer Norwell/CBC)


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