We have just received the unbelievable news that (ku)š! #9 won the
FAUVE D’ANGOULEME – PRIX DE LA BANDE DESSINÉE ALTERNATIVE 2012 (ALTERNATIVE COMICS AWARD in ANGOULEME)
We are still very baffled by this and just want to thank and congratulate all the previous kuš! contributors and especially the contributors of š! #9 'female secrets' who where Akvilė Misevičiūtė (Lithuania), Alice Sola Kim (USA), Anete Melece (Latvia), Angie Wang (USA), Anita Rupeika (Latvia), Anja Wicki (Switzerland), Anna Deflorian (Italy), Anna Vaivare (Latvia), Betty Liang (Canada), Dunja Janković (Croatia), Emily Carroll (Canada), Husmann/Tschäni (Switzerland), Ieva Gvazdaitytė (Lithuania), Inés Estrada (Mexico), Ingrīda Pičukāne (Latvia), Jen Wang (USA), Kirsten Carina Geißer (Germany), Kris Mukai (USA), Lala Albert (USA), Lilli Loge (Germany), Māra Viška (Latvia), Mickey Zacchilli (USA), Queen Lü.Q. (Switzerland), Renata Gąsiorowska (Poland), Rūta Briede (Latvia), Sabīne Moore (Latvia), Sarah Mazzetti (Italy), Sophia Foster-Dimino (USA) Zejian Shen (China) and our awesome co-editor for this issue Ryan Sands (USA)
š! #9 with the cover by Inés Estrada contains stories from female artists from all over the world on 164 full color pages and still is available here!
Also take a look at the other award winners and the previous alternative award winners as well as the very strong competitors we had. And here is what the comicsreporter writes on the awards. We are highly looking forward to next year's festival, where according to tradition we will be part of the jury to select the next winner, just a bit sad that we can't take part anymore.