Kunkel Awards Announced

The Society of Professional Journalists have announced the creation of the Kunkel Award, named in honor of Bill Kunkel. The goal of the award is the encourage ethical and balanced news reporting of a fast-growing industry with millions of customers and will be presented in five categories: Excellence in News Reporting, Excellence in Feature Writing, Excellence in Feature Video/Streaming, Excellence in Photography/ Illustration/ Infographic, and Excellence in News Video/Streaming. Kunkel’s artwork consisted of satirical cartoons and he also co-founded the first magazine devoted to video and computer games, Electronic Games. Kunkel worked as a game designer, a comic book writer, and professional cartoonist. Nominations are open through February 14, 2016.
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Obituary: Bill Kunkel

Fan artist Bill Kunkel (b.1950) died on September 4 following a fall. Bill’s artwork consisted of satirical cartoons and he also co-founded the first magazine devoted to video and computer games, Electronic Games. Kunkel worked as a game designer, a comic book writer, and professional cartoonist.