Monday, February 27, 2012

And the winner is...

Hey guys,

The Academy Awards were on last night, but those were not the only awards being given yesterday: not too long before Oscar night started, I found out I won the 2011 Commie, the comic book Oscars of Geek Speak, for the Best Artist category!

Francavilla’s dark pulpy art looks like Jack Kirby and Joe Kubert’s finest line work doused in orange neon and black shadows, moody yet oh so vibrant. Such sumptuous art elevated some equally awesome comics in 2011, most notably Detective Comics and Black Panther: The Man Without Fear, the latter written by San Antonio novelist David Liss.

I wanted to share it in here because, c'mon, a raygun shaped award has to be shared! :)

You can see all the other Commies winners here:

Thank you so much, guys, and pls allow me to publicly thank everyone who has been giving love and support to all my work in 2011, from my lovely wife to the publishers to the readers. Here's to hope you will enjoy my new work and new stories (have you pre-ordered The Black Beetle already? :)) in this new year as well. :)



Denver Brubaker said...

Grats! One of the coolest looking awards out there (along with that "major award" from A Cheristmas Story)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, that is so cool!

Stefano Brandetti said...

Complimenti Mr. Francavilla!

Mike Hawthorne said...

Fantastic, and well deserved!


John Douglas said...

Congrats, Francesco! Your art is amazing and I enjoy the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks out of seeing your work on this blog!

Oh, and the award looks awesome! Although, saying "You won a Commie" may have gotten some completely different reactions in the not-so-distant past... ;-)