New York, NY – There’s just no stopping this book! Nobrow is pleased to announce that Curveball, the debut Graphic Novel from Jeremy Sorese, is on the shortlist for The Slate Book Review’s Fourth Annual Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Print Comic of the Year!
“Each year the Cartoonist Studio Prize is awarded to two cartoonists whose work exemplifies excellence in cartooning. The creators of two exceptional comics will be awarded $1,000 each. This year’s shortlists were selected by Slate Book Review editor Dan Kois; the faculty and students at the Center for Cartoon Studies, represented by CCS Fellow Noah Van Sciver; and this year’s guest judge, Caitlin McGurk of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum.”
We are proud to be included among the shortlist for this distinguished award and we would like to extend our congratulations to all of the nominees, and especially to Jeremy Sorese for all of his hard work and passion that went into creating this one of a kind Graphic Novel debut! Jeremy was thrilled about the news, saying, “I’m feeling very honored to be nominated by Slate for Curveball, especially amongst all of my idols.”
Previous praise for Curveball:
Sorese has the moving ability to explore the sweet aching melancholy of getting over a broken love, in a hypothetical future so well pictured that it feels alive and familiar well after you put the book down.
—Julie Maroh, Blue Is the Warmest Color
Sorese’s character development and visual choices push this story into new territory. […] There’s a bit of stream of consciousness about Curveball’s construction, but that’s the best thing; it keeps you reading and moreover, looking, alive with an electricity that is just barely under control.
[Sorese] renders a universal melancholia with a pinpoint precision and a tangible sincerity. […] These are infinitely relatable scenes writ large.
—The AV Club
Sorese masterfully immerses the reader int he story from the first moment. Incredibly human stories exist in a world full of robots and fantastic beasts.
Check out more Curveball reviews on Goodreads!