Friday, May 15, 2009

Avidor & Cannon Take Home Gold at Page One Awards


The Annual Page One Awards were held last night in Minneapolis. Page One recognizes excellence in Minnesota journalism. I missed the banquet, but fellow Conspirator Ken Avidor was there and sent me these details:

Magazine - Story, Design and Photography: Best commissioned illustration -- LESS than 50K
First Place
The 2008 Republican National Convention: A Graphic Novelette
Ken Avidor/Steve Kaplan - Minnesota Law & Politics
More "graphic" than "novelette," Avidor and Kaplan do a nice job summing up the RNC in a format that gives the reader the gist of the event far more efficiently than paragraphs of prose would do. Well done.

Newspaper - Editorial and Opinion: Editorial page cartoon -- 50K+
First Place
Xcape from Xcel
Kevin Cannon - City Pages
This is not a "get it at a glance" editorial cartoon. The detail and thought that went into it took some time to appreciate. The political faces are well done. Just the idea of politics as a game gives this another level of meaning. We identify with "electrocuted while punching a TV"!

Congratulations to Ken, Steve, City Pages, and all of last night's winners!

Read "Xcape from Xcel" HERE.

4 comments:

Donn Ha said...

Good lord, you got $50K+ for escape from excel?

Kevin Cannon said...

I WISH!

No, that's the circulation number.

Gene Ha said...

Congratulations, Kevin! Well earned.

Maxeem said...

Wow! Good job! Journalism + Comix, cool.