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 award committee for 2019:
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. His works include the NICHTLUSTIG books and animated series, the adventures of The Little ICE for Deutsche Bahn and his creator-owned fantasy comic: A House Divided, which he is working on with artist Marius Pawlitza, published by Carlsen Verlag and Lerner Books. At trade fairs and conventions, he supports Comic Solidarity, e.g. as a show host. (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 award committee had consulted independently of the organizing team and had also determined the proposed categories for 2019.
After having narrowed down their favorites to a shortlist, which had been published a few weeks before the event, their picks for the final winners were announced live during the award ceremony.
The organizing team supports the work of the committee only on a logistical and communicative level and does not in any way influence the choices of the committee.