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Elmer had been nominated for the Prix Asie-ACBD 2011, an award given to the Best Asian Comic Book published in France, along with other comic books such as Kamui Den by Sanpei Shirato, La Plaine du Kantô by Kazuo Kamimura, Le Voyage de Ryu by Shôtarô Ishinomori, and Vinland Saga by Makoto Yukimura, Kurokawa. Elmer won in an awards ceremony held last night in Paris.

I received an email from my publisher with the photo above and the following message:

“The award ceremony took place this evening at the Japan Expo which is a huge convention taking place near Paris and dedicated to everything related to Japanese and Asian entertainment (anime, manga, manwha, video games etc.)

There were awards for best anime, best feature film, best video games, best shojo manga, shonen manga etc.. And the award for the best asian comic book of the year, given by the ACBD which is the Association of Comic Book Journalists. This is the fifth year they are giving this award to the Best Asian Book of the Year, out of the 1500 (one thousand and five hundred, yes) or so Asian comic books published in a year in France.

Elmer won and the journalist which handed me the award praised about the book for a couple of minutes. You will find enclosed a picture of the award (you will see that I don’t have anymore French copies at home, so I’ve used your edition), I will send you the object itself next week.”

I was so ecstatic when I heard about it last night that I couldn’t sleep. I think I will celebrate today with a Zinger sandwich at KFC.

News at the ACBD Website.

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Comments

48 Responses to “Elmer Wins at the Prix Asie-ACBD 2011 (UPDATED!)”

  1. noel alanguilan on July 1st, 2011 8:40 am

    congratulations!!!

  2. Bong Redila on July 1st, 2011 8:42 am

    Ayus! Congratulations!

  3. Joel Chua on July 1st, 2011 9:33 am

    Congratulations Gerry!

  4. Rommel Joson on July 1st, 2011 9:35 am

    Wow! Congratulations! How inspiring! :D Gawa ulit :D

  5. chummy on July 1st, 2011 10:02 am

    congratulations sir, well deserved….hehehehe, nice touch with the Zinger

  6. adam! on July 1st, 2011 10:07 am

    Ganda, great great news! And so ang tanong: kelan na po ang next book??!!?!??!!?

  7. Ed on July 1st, 2011 10:17 am

    CONGRATS, GERRY! GALING MO! ;)

  8. Reno on July 1st, 2011 10:40 am

    Nasabi na ng iba pero uulitin ko pa rin… Congratulations! Well-deserved!

  9. Ben Ramos on July 1st, 2011 10:44 am

    Kudos,you deserve it!

  10. Jun Pamintuan on July 1st, 2011 11:05 am

    Galing! Congrats sir!

  11. April Ricafort on July 1st, 2011 11:12 am

    Congrats Gerry! Ang galing-galing!

  12. ringjo on July 1st, 2011 11:24 am

    Congratulations, Sir Gerry! :)

  13. KC Cordero on July 1st, 2011 11:25 am

    Congrats! :)

  14. JC Villaverde on July 1st, 2011 11:26 am

    Congrats po, a well-deserved award!

  15. randy valiente on July 1st, 2011 11:50 am

    congrats, ger! see you in sdcc!!!!

  16. RH Quilantang on July 1st, 2011 12:17 pm

    congratulations sir gerry!!! mabuhay ka!

  17. Tommy on July 1st, 2011 12:23 pm

    Much congratulations Gerry!

    Icing to the cake: That is absolutely the cutest and one of the most beautiful trophies I’ve seen ever.

  18. Jonas Diego on July 1st, 2011 12:50 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS, p’re! :D

  19. Dexter on July 1st, 2011 12:59 pm

    Congrats! Sir Gerry. Mabuhay ka!
    We’re so proud of you!!!! ;)

  20. Mall on July 1st, 2011 1:01 pm

    congratulations!!! I’m super proud of you! :) Mabuhay!

  21. Hazel Manzano on July 1st, 2011 1:55 pm

    wow ang galing! congrats Gerry! Inuman na.. sa Alabang!!!

  22. norby on July 1st, 2011 2:01 pm

    congratulations, kuya gerry!

  23. Jose Mari Lee on July 1st, 2011 2:41 pm

    Mérité bien, Manong Gerry. Ils devraient également te donner la récompense pour les illustrations. Ils étaient vraiment superbes :)

    You better start learning French now. There might just be a possibility you’d end up living in Paris – like Jim Lee, pero siguraduhing IWASAN si Mobius. Makulit!
    :)

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  25. reynon on July 1st, 2011 3:07 pm

    congratulations. God Speed.

  26. woelch on July 1st, 2011 3:53 pm

    Congratulations! I hope this will serve as an inspiration to more Filipino artists

  27. Jonathan Pineda on July 1st, 2011 4:02 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!! i just received my elmer book a couple of days ago from amazon.com and to be honest, i haven’t had the chance to read it yet. i told my wife about the book and it being nominated and she’s excited to read it (she’s not into comics by the way). reading this news made me stab my hand for not reading it yet. always the best to you, cheers!!

  28. Auggie on July 1st, 2011 4:32 pm

    Great News Gerry! you deserved it.

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  30. dean on July 1st, 2011 6:59 pm

    congratulations Gerry…more blessings and good project!

  31. Joe on July 1st, 2011 7:13 pm

    Well done, Gerry, really pleased for you!

  32. LAR on July 1st, 2011 8:22 pm

    Wow! Congrats Gerry! You deserve it. Wohooo! :D

  33. Gerry Alanguilan on July 1st, 2011 8:29 pm

    Thanks guys!

    Thanks Joe, I hope you’ve forgiven me for last April 1. I think I really got ya.

  34. Mike Ignacio on July 1st, 2011 10:01 pm

    Congratulations, sir!

  35. powil on July 1st, 2011 10:14 pm

    congratulations!
    you deserve it!

  36. NerP on July 2nd, 2011 12:07 am

    congrats gerry!!!

  37. Sandy on July 2nd, 2011 6:08 am

    Congrats Ger! Next up…the Eisner Award.

  38. Balbona on July 2nd, 2011 7:32 am

    Wow, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! ^_^

  39. Ronald on July 2nd, 2011 9:38 am

    Congratz!

  40. Leinil Yu on July 2nd, 2011 2:30 pm

    Congratulations, pare! Saan Na young order ko Na hand bound special edition?:)

  41. RMFlorendo on July 2nd, 2011 3:15 pm

    Congrats Ser. Napadaan lng!

  42. frbarba@hotmail.com on July 2nd, 2011 5:42 pm

    congrats ser!!! galing ng pinoy! ;]

  43. Choi Lat on July 4th, 2011 5:22 am

    Congratulations Sir Gerry, well deserved! :D

  44. Dell Barras on July 4th, 2011 8:36 am

    congratulations!See you in san diego

  45. Gio Paredes on July 4th, 2011 2:58 pm

    Congrats po boss Gerry. :-)

  46. Jayron on July 4th, 2011 3:20 pm

    Oh yeah! Sir Gerry is awesome! Pinoy asteg!

  47. Nonoy on July 7th, 2011 1:00 pm

    Ang galing ninyo Sir, mga bigatin na Hapones yung ibang nominees. Si Ishinomori yung creator ng Masked Rider franchise. Congratulations!!

  48. Rod Espinosa on July 11th, 2011 4:13 am

    Congratulations to you, my friend! Man! To beat out manga and manwha artists for the prize! That is something awe inspiring. I knew this book deserves a wider audience because I have a copy of this. I bought it from you in San Pablo. The last time I got so immersed like that is when I watch Pixar movies… you forget it’s CG. Elmer had the same effect with me. After a while, I forgot the characters were chickens and actually cared and rooted for them to succeed. Well done, sir!