The Oregon Book Awards program honors the state’s finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, graphic literature, drama, literary nonfiction, and literature for young readers.
Literary Arts established the Oregon Book Award in Graphic Literature in 2011 with the purpose of honoring outstanding work by Oregon’s cartoonists and graphic novelists. We alternate this award every other year with the Angus L. Bowmer Award for Drama. The 2022 recipient will be the fifth to be given the award since 2011. The deadline to apply for the 2022 Oregon Book Awards is October 1, 2021.
“Winning the Oregon Book Award was such a huge honor and achievement for me as an Oregonian and as a graphic novelist. That night was one of the best of my life thus far!”
—Nicole J. Georges
Awards are available for original printed and bound comics and graphic literature primarily written or illustrated by an Oregon resident between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2021. The award is for the primary artist and/or the primary writer; editors are not eligible. If both the primary artist and primary writer are Oregonians, they will share the award. The finalists for the 2022 Oregon Book Awards will be announced in February 2022, and the winners will be announced at the Oregon Book Awards Ceremony in April 2022.
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GREG MEANS AND MK REED OF PORTLAND, PENNY NICHOLS
NICOLE J. GEORGES OF PORTLAND,
FETCH: HOW A BAD DOG BROUGHT ME HOME
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
ARIEL COHN AND ARON NELS STEINKE OF PORTLAND,
THE ZOO BOX
(First Second Books)
BARRY DEUTSCH OF PORTLAND,
HEREVILLE: HOW MIRKA MET A METEORITE
JOE SACCO OF PORTLAND,
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