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May 26, 2013, 10:07 pm
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Russ Manning Award

This years San Diego Comic Con will see the annual Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award given out and with the nominees being announced earlier this month – the Comics Anonymous gang were pleased (but not surprised) to see Bryan Coyle (artist on Babble) make the shortlist.

Babble was one of my standout reads in recent years and it didn’t feature superheroes which is not surprising given the varied themes in comics and graphic novels these days but there was something much more to Babble.  Something that’s been recognized in the wider world of comic books with this nomination and if you know the background on how much of a tough slog it was to get the title out.  Struggles defeated the title DID hit the stands and it looks like the recognition is hitting home.  Kudos to Bryan Coyle for his nomination for Babble and the same to Lee Robson who has written something different and refreshing to challenge the artist 🙂

Details on the awards and the nominees can be found here:

Russ Manning Awards 2013

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Babble Synopsis:

Carrie Hartnoll is a girl lost in a life going nowhere fast, until a chance encounter with an ex-boyfriend affords her the opportunity of a whole new career in Ivy League America, as part of a research team attempting to resurrect the language of Babel – a language, it is theorised, that can be understood by any human, from anywhere in the world.

As Carrie pieces together her fractured personal life, she becomes embroiled in the mystery surrounding the apparent suicide of the project’s original team leader, which propels her to uncover the horrific truth about the language and why it was written out of the history books…

Reviewed for this blog here

Get your hands on a copy through either of the links below:

Babble Comic Page



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