Satzinger is currently developing a new comic album titled “Donald Duck” with Disney composer Denis-Pierre Philippe. Sokol’s main prize brings Styria 11,000 euros. “Florian Satzinger’s designs from Graz are in demand by major studios around the world,” said Gottfried Gusenbauer, Artistic Director of Krems Comics Museum, about the jury’s decision.
American Liz Montague receives the Sokol Promotional Award. She is one of the first women of color to be published in The New Yorker. Among other things, Montag created the animated series “Liz at Large”. Her prize was awarded 4,000 euros. According to Gusenbauer, Lis Montague is a strong and original female voice in the animation.
Lifetime Achievement Award to Scarfe
It was already known that Gerald Scarfe would receive the Sokol Lifetime Achievement Award. The Brit Scarfe is best known as an illustrator for Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” project and character design for Disney’s “Hercules”. He was ill and his wife, Jane Asher, accepted the prize at Krems. The appreciation award is equivalent to a cash prize of 11,000 euros.
Two scholarships have also been awarded to Moroccan painter Gita Ait Bensalah and Ukrainian duo EtchingRoom1 (Anna Khodkova and Kristina Yarosh). An artist-in-residence award in Lower Austria means a two-month residence at the Kunstmeile Krems plus a monthly stipend.
The Cartoon Museum displays award-winning works
The prize-winners’ work from this weekend can be viewed in the “The Prize Goes To…” exhibition at the Krems Comics Museum. Also on display are the work of the 2018 Sokol Prize winners Sebastian Kruger, Thomas Fluharty, Nadia Khiari, Ramiz Erir, and Frank Hopman.
Photo series with 5 photos
The Sokol Awards honor special achievement in (digital) cartooning, drawing, and satire. They were awarded by the Caricature Museum, State of Lower Austria and Annemarie Sokol, widow of artist Eric Sokol. Prizes are awarded in four categories for a total of €30,000 every five years.
Erich Sokol (1933-2003) published his work in Arbeiter-Zeitung, Punch, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Theatre, Journalism and Playboy. His first pages in the Kronen Zeitung, Direction and Profile are distinguished by complexity and deep humor. The artist has designed several record covers, for example “Der Herr Karl” by Karl Merz and Helmut Kaltenger,” according to Comics Museum Krems.
Sokol received, among others, the Golden Camera, the State Prize for Advertising, the Gold Medal of Honor for the City of Vienna, the Johan Nestroy Ring, and the Olaf Gulbransson Prize. In satire and caricature, he is considered a pioneer in Austria.
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