The creative team of Nnedi Okorafor, Tana Ford, James Devlin and Sal Cipriano continue to pile up the awards, as the Dark Horse Comics/Berger Books LaGuardia won the HUGO award for Best Graphic Story/Comic. Two weeka ago, LaGuardia won the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album-at the annual awards ceremony.
Writer Nnedi Okorafor described LaGuardia “as a narrative about immigration, identity, belonging, love, birth, rebirth, so so much. And it’s about aliens. I’d been growing the story for about six years in my head. It was a joy to work on. And everyone on the LaGuardia team brought a powerful energy to this and I think this really comes through. What a time and such an honor for this story to win both a Hugo and an Eisner Award.”
LaGuardia is set in a world where aliens have integrated into society, but not without many complications. The protagonist, Nigerian- American doctor Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka, smuggles an illegal alien plant named Letme Live through LaGuardia International and Interstellar Airport , but she also may have brought something else back as well.
Conskipper would like to congratulate the entire creative team on both prestigious awards.