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Joanna Rubin Dranger receives the prestigious Adamson statuette 2022

Posted on 27/09/2022 in

Joanna Rubin Dranger is awarded the 2022 Swedish Academy of Comic Art’s Adamson statuette. The award is Sweden’s oldest award for graphic and comics, and is awarded to Swedish and international comic creators and illustrators. The award ceremony took place at the Gothenburg Book Fair.

The jury’s motivation goes as follows:

“For a versatile and long-standing artistry that originates in the humorous and the serious. With graphic art in physically small and large formats, we get to take part in quirky stories that twist and turn our reality, and depictions of reality’s pain points. Personal, honest and poignant!”

Previous award winners

Swedish: Joakim Pirinen and Liv Strömqvist
International: Art Spiegelman, Claire Bretechér and Marjane Satrapi

Joanna Rubin Dranger is a cartoonist, graphic novelist, and professor of illustration. She is also a frequent lecturer on topics about the power of images. Her comic novels Miss Terrified and Love and Miss Remarkable and Her Career have been loved by a large audience for their witty and gallows humor depictions of our living conditions. With her latest book, the animated documentary novel REMEMBER US TO LIFE, Joanna Rubin Dranger deepens and expands her authorship.

The Swedish Academy of Comic Art was founded in December 1965.

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