Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Comic Industry Awards and Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest

This weekend's Comic-Con celebrated winners of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. Joe Hill was awarded Best Writer for Lock and Key (IDW). Best Writer/Artist went to Darwyn Cook and Richard Star for Parker: The Outfit (IDW). Best Comic-Related Book was awarded to 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking by Paul Levitz (Taschen).

What is the worst sentence of 2011? The winner (or loser?) has been chosen!

Named for the Victorian author Bulwer-Lytton, author of the famous opening line "It was a dark and stormy night," the award has been given annually for the worst sentence of the year since its creation in 1982 at San Jose State University.
This year's award went to Sue Fondry, an assistant professor at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Her winning entry:
"Cheryl's mind turned like the vanes of a wind-powered turbine, chopping her sparrow-like thoughts into bloody pieces that fell onto a growing pile of forgotten memories."

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