Ginco Award 2019
Our goal is to assemble a diverse committee with the widest possible range of perspectives and expertise, drawing from different areas of the comic and manga scene, as well as the fields of research and press.
The prize committee for 2019 consists of:
- Anne Delseit, editor of AnimaniA (www.AnimaniA.de), the specialist magazine in the German-speaking anime and manga segment, which also hosts the annual anime, manga and j-culture convention AnimagiC (www.AnimagiC.de). Since 2007, she has also been publishing comics at various publishers as an author in collaboration with artists from Germany and abroad.
- Michel Decomain, has been active for over 10 years in various functions in the German comic and manga scene, including as an editor, journalist and author (currently WHISPERING BLUE [https://www.egmont-manga.de/buch/whispering-blue/] with artist Marika Herzog). He is a member of the German Comic Society and is able to afford his comic and record collection by PR work for the Berlin anime and manga publisher KAZÉ.
- Haiko Hörnig, is a comic writer and screenwriter living in Frankfurt am Main. Together with Joscha Sauer he worked on several NICHTLUSTIG books and the NICHTLUSTIG animated film series. Since 2013 Haiko has also been writing the adventures of the small ICE for Deutsche Bahn. He is currently working with Marius Pawlitza on the third volume of the fantasy comic series A HOUSE DIVIDED, published by Carlsen Verlag. At trade fairs and conventions, he supports Comic Solidarity group, e.g. as a moderator. (www.pengboom.de)
- Martina Schradi, comic artist and LGBTIQ* activist, co-initiator of the Queers & Comics Satellite. She enjoys drawing queer comics and travels the world holding readings and lectures to promote acceptance and diversity (www.comic-von-schradi.de).
- Marie Schröer, comic researcher and journalist, teaches cultural and literary studies (Romance studies) at the University of Koblenz-Landau, reviews comics for the Berliner Tagesspiegel and is co-organizer of the interdisciplinary Berlin comic colloquium (http://www.comic-kolloquium.de/).
The prize committee will consult independently of the organising team and will also determine the proposed categories for 2019. This will take place in two phases:
- There will be a shortlist, which will be published in the run up to the award ceremony.
- The final winners will be announced at the award ceremony and invited to the stage.
The organising team supports the work of the committee only on a logistical and communicative level.