Phables Awarded Best Local Column In Philadelphia

Brad Guigar's weekly comic about life in Philadelphia, Phables, has been awarded Best Local Column by the Greater Philadelphia Society of Prefessional Journalists.

"This is a really big step in broadening the acceptance of the comics as more than just 'kids' stuff,'" said Guigar. "Seeing Phables honored as a newspaper column is a significant achievement for me."

Phables tells stories about ordinary Philadelphians living their extraordinary lives. Readers often submit stories to Guigar, who then interviews them and creates a full-page comic based on the results. Sometimes Guigar tells his own stories or shares opinions about city life from a first-person perspective.

Earlier in the year, Phables was nominated for an Eisner Award, which is considered the highest honor in the comic-book industry. That award will be announced in July.

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