Max und Moritz Award

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The Max und Moritz Award is the most important award for graphic literature in the German-speaking area. It is awarded biannually in the course of the International Comic Salon by an independent jury of professionals, appointed by the city of Erlangen, and has made a significant contribution to the recognition of comic art in the German-speaking world over the past four decades. The award, which is conferred in the course of the Max und Moritz gala in Erlangen's Markgrafentheater, recognizes the work of outstanding artists acknowledges exemplary publishing and encourages the debate on graphic literature in general. In previous years the award for life­time achievement was presented to Albert Uderzo, Jacques Tardi, Alan Moore, Pierre Christin, Lorenzo Mattotti, Ralf König, Claire Bretécher, Jean-Claude Mézières, Anke Feuchtenberger and Naoki Urasawa.

In general the Max und Moritz Award is presented in the following categories:
"Best German-speaking Comic Artist" (10.000 Euro endowment), "Best German-language Comic", "Best International Comic in German", "Best Non-Fiction Comic", "Best Comic for Children", "Best German-language Comic Debut" (1.000 Euro endowment) and "Lifetime Achievement Award". The Audience Award will be awarded for the eighth time in 2024.

You can find an overview of the nominations, laureates and the jury from previous years under Max and Moritz Award since 1984.