The 2016 Hanne Hansen Award was presented to a packed ballroom at Best Westerne Hotel Jørgensen in Horsens, on September 10th.
This year’s recipients were chosen not for their published work, but rather for their tireless efforts behind the scenes. One presenterer compared what they do, not to the water bearer, which every star cyclist requires, but rather to the mechanic, who makes sure that the gears are oiled.
That is what this year’s recipients do. They work behind the scenes, getti
ng comics out to the people, either by creating an environment in which aspiring comics creators can learn the craft and later hone it; or the publisher, who for 25 years has published comics by Danish and foreign creators alike; or the shop owner, who after 10 years of loyal service to her store became the owner and continues the proud tradition, that saw her store celebrate 45 years of continuous business in 2016.
One last honorary award, was bestowed upon a creator, whose work has inspired many a Danish cartoonist and made millions of readers laugh on a daily and weekly basis.
Art Bubble is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 Hanne Hansen Awards
Morten Thorning – center leader of The Animation Workshop of Viborg
Paw Mathiasen – owner of Forlaget Fahrenheit
Marit Nim – owner of Fantask – the longest serving comic book store in the universe
And finally – Mort Walker, creator of Beatle Baley and Hi & Luis.
Thank you all for your hard work and dedication!