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AWARDS

2019

Lambda Literary Award Best Anthology Nominee: Beyond II: The Queer Post Apocalyptic and Urban Fantasy Comic Anthology, Edited by Taneka Stotts.


2018

Will Eisner Industry Award Best Anthology WinnerELEMENTS: Fire – A Comic Anthology By Creators of Color!, Edited by Taneka Stotts

Independent Publisher Book Awards Silver Medalist Winner Graphic Novel/Drawn Book – General: ELEMENTS: Fire – A Comic Anthology by Creators of Color!, Edited by Taneka Stotts

Dink Denver Small Press NomineeELEMENTS: Fire – A Comic Anthology by Creators of Color!, Edited by Taneka Stotts

Dink Denver Diversity NomineeELEMENTS: Fire – A Comic Anthology by Creators of Color!, Edited by Taneka Stotts


2017

Ignatz Winner: Outstanding Anthology for ELEMENTS: Fire A Comic Anthology by Creators of Color!, Edited by Taneka Stotts

Will Eisner Industry Award Nominee: Best Webcomic for Déjà Brew, Written and Created by Taneka Stotts


2016

bda Literary Winner: LGBT Anthology – Fiction for Beyond: The Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology

Ignatz Nominee: Outstanding Anthology or Collection for Beyond: The Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology

James Triptree Jr. Honors List: Beyond: The Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology



APPEARANCES

2019

USC – Women in Comics & Animation Panel 

| April 4th 


2018

Comics Art LA – Tabling & Speaking

| December 8th – 9th

11th annual Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival – Tabling & Speaking

| November 3rd

Black Women Animate Boot Camp – Master Class Teacher @ TBA

| October 20th

Experiencing Comics Launch Party @ Cellar Door Books

| September 30th

SPX – Tabling at I1A & Speaking

| September 15th – 16th

XOXO – Speaker

| September 6th – 9th

San Diego Comic Con – Eisners & Paneling

| July 20th – 22nd

Emerald City Comic Con – Tabling at P-14

| March 1st – 4th

Hillsboro Library Comic Fest – Tabling

| February 24th – 25th


2017

Comics Arts LA – Exhibiting

| December 9th – 10th

Rose City Comic Con – Guest & Tabling

| September 8th – 10th

San Diego Comic Con – Eisner Nominee

| July 20th – 23rd

WWU Queer Con – Guest & Tabling

| April 29th

Queers & Comics – Panelist & Attendee

| April 14th & 15th

Emerald City Comic Con – Exhibiting

| March 2nd – 5th

SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN – Special Guest Comics Arts Forum

| Feb 2nd – 4th



NEWS

2020

02/17/20 – 13 NONBINARY WRITERS AND COMIC CREATORS CHANGING SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY – [SYFY Wire]

2019

12/21/19 – Read Taneka Stotts’ Reflections on Challenging the Status Quo of Comics [Colorlines]

09/16/19 – Meet Taneka Stotts of Ascend Comics in Burbank [VoyageLA]

09/06/19 – PW Star Watch 2019 Honorees [Publishers Weekly]

08/09/19 – Crowdfunding Comics Round-Up: ELEMENTS: Earth, YOU DIED, & 3 other campaigns we love [ComicsBeat]

08/05/19 – ELEMENTS: Earth – A Comic Anthology By Creators of Color Launched [Kickstarter]

Summer – Frame X Frame Taneka Stotts Gets Fired Up [KEYFRAME The Animation Guild Quarterly]

07/30/19 – Star Watch 2019 Honorees Named [Publishers Weekly]

06/04/19 – Interview: The Comics and Confidence of Taneka Stotts [The MNT]

03/15/19 – INDIE COMICS SPOTLIGHT: TANEKA STOTTS IS UNAPOLOGETICALLY DEDICATED TO MARGINALIZED CREATORS [SYFY Wire]

03/07/19 – Announcing the 2019 Lambda Literary Awards Nominations [THEM]

2018

12/21/18 – ‘We Are Here’: Questions For Comics Creator Taneka Stotts [NPR]

09/07/18 – Reviews ELEMENTS: Fire [The Comics Journal]

07/21/18 – ‘Monsters,’ and ‘Monstress,’ Win Big at 2018 Eisner Awards [Publishers Weekly]

07/21/18 – Eisner Awards: The Complete Winners List [The Hollywood Reporter]

07/17/18 – Talking Diversity with Comic Creator Taneka Stotts [PRIDE]

04/26/18 – 2018 Eisner Awards Nominations [Comic-Con International]

04/11/18 – 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards General Results [Independent Publisher]

04/06/18 – DINK 2018 Nominees [Dink Denver]

02/13/18 – “Feedback Is Not Important to Me”: An Interview with Taneka Stotts [The Comics Journal]

02/13/18 – Announcing the nominees for the 2018 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity [Comics Beat]

02/03/18 – Celebrating Black Creators Day 2: Taneka Stotts [Panel Patter]

2017

11/4/17 – Taneka Stotts On Throwing Fire And Investing In Herself [OPB State of Wonder]

10/11/17 – BEHIND THE INK: TANEKA STOTTS AND GENUÉ REVUELTA [Nerds of Prey]

09/22/17 – Wow! Webcomics! Review: Love Circuits by Taneka Stotts and Genué Revuelta [POMEmag]

09/18/17 – Emil Ferris’s graphic novel ‘Monsters’ tops diverse slate of 2017 Ignatz Award winners [Washington Post]

08/31/18 – E34: QUEERING AND MELANATING THE COMIC WORLD (W/ TANEKA STOTTS) [Racist Sandwich]

08/17/17 – SPX Ignatz Award nominees: Books tackling bigotry top ‘the Spirit Awards of comics’ [Washington Post]

08/07/2017 – The Comic Book Industry Officially Has No Excuse Not To Hire Women [HUFFPOST]

07/31/2017 – We Have Voices, Too: Milkshakes with Taneka Stotts [Women Write About Comics]

06/22/2017 – PASSION FRUIT: A QUEEROTICA ANTHOLOGY [BOOK RIOT]

06/14/2017 – W3 THR33 by Genué Revuelta and Taneka Stotts [The Portland Mercury]

06/01/2017 – Monster & Stotts Go Beyond Once More with New Queer Comics Anthology [CBR]

05/13/2017 – Review of Elements: Fire Anthology [TheBlerdGirl]

05/02/2017 – THE 2017 EISNER AWARD NOMINEES [icv2]

04/07/2017 – Two new superb indie offerings highlight the power of—and need for—marginalized voices in comics [A.V. CLUB]

04/07/2017 – With Afar, Image Comics makes a major play for the YA graphic novel market [A.V. CLUB]

2016

12/29/2016 – Black Comics Creators Fund Diversity on Kickstarter [Publishers Weekly]

08/18/2016 – Small Press Expo: Clowes, Tomine and Walden among leading 2016 SPX Ignatz Award nominees [Washington Post]

08/08/2016 – Taneka Stotts’ ‘Elements’ is a comic anthology by creators of color [Blavity]

07/26/2016 – Taneka Stotts & Sara DuVall Conjure Reflections on Race, Queerness and Coffee Shop Magic in Deja Brew [PASTE Magazine]

07/10/2016 – BGN #81 | Elements, Bad Dad Rehab and Cell! [Black Girl Nerds]

07/02/2016 – The ELEMENTS: Fire Anthology is LIVE on Kickstarter! [Black Girl Nerds]

07/01/2016 – Editor Taneka Stotts Brings the Fire to ‘Elements’ [Comics Alliance]

03/04/2016 – Weekender: Small Press Day, Ron Wimberley and ‘Full Circle’ [Comics Alliance]

2015

10/06/2015 – Drawn to Comics: ‘Beyond’ Anthology is Packed Full of Terrific Queer Sci-Fi and Fantasy [AutoStraddle]

07/15/2015 – Comics Alliance: The Harpy Agenda Amplifies Diverse Intersectional Voices in Comics [Comics Alliance]

04/27/2015 – Comics Alliance: Queerness Without Question: Sfe Monster Brings the ‘Beyond’ Anthology to Kickstarter [Back Pages] [Comics Alliance]

04/02/2015 – Comics Alliance: Help Bring This Queer Science Fiction Comics Anthology To Life [io9].

03/25/2015 – Comics Alliance: Your Brief And Wondrous Guide To Contemporary Queer Comics [HUFFPOST].