2020 Winners

Graphic Novel

Watch the following video to see which of the three finalists below won gold, and which won silver.

Chickasaw Adventures: The Complete Collection

Artwork: Tom Lyle

Publisher: Chickasaw Press

ISBN: 978-1-935684-79-4

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Follow Johnny as he journeys into the past, where he discovers the unconquerable spirit of his ancestors and learns what it means to be Chickasaw.

The Invisible Empire: Madge Oberholzer and the Unmasking of the Ku Klux Klan

Authors: Micky Neilsoin and Todd Warger, illustrated by Marc Borstel

Publisher: Insight Comics

ISBN: 978-1-68383-447-2

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Discover the true story of Madge Oberholtzer in this graphic novel retelling of her controversial case, which exposed the political corruption in Indiana and revealed the true face of the infamous Ku Klux Klan. 

VEI, Vol. 1

Authors: Sara B. Elfgren and Karl Johnsson

Publisher: Insight Comics

ISBN: 978-1-68383-449-6

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VEI weaves together an incredible tale that pits man against God and God against God in an outstanding Hunger Games meets Norse mythology graphic novel.

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