The Society of Illustrators has announced the inauguration of the M. Prize, a financial award to be given in memory of American cartoonist Timothy Patrick Moynihan to gold and silver medalists of the Comic and Cartoon Art Annual. Gold medalists will each receive $200, and silver medalists will get $100.
Timothy Patrick Moynihan grew up in Albany, NY, the son of late U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Under the pseudonyms Mendl and Gus Murphy, Moynihan created the comic strip New Thermos, drew political cartoons and illustrated the music history Rock ‘n Woodstock in 1994. Moynihan also worked as a sculptor and created props for off-Broadway theatrical productions. The M. Prize was created by his family and friends in order to preserve his legacy.
The third Comic and Cartoon Art Annual is open for submissions in the categories of Long Form (Adult), Long Form (Kids/YA), Short Form, Special Format, Digital Media, Comic Strip and Single Image. Entries are considered by a jury of professionals, with the most outstanding work to be exhibited at the Society’s MoCCA Gallery from June 14 – August 20, 2016. Medals will be presented to works judged the best in each category at an opening reception June 17.
Book submissions must be received by the Society by January 5, 2016. The online submission deadline is February 12, 2016. More information is available at societyillustrators.org.