We're popping bottles up in here for KARL STEVENS, who has been named a finalist for the prestigious Los Angles Times Book Prize, in the graphic novel category. Stevens, whose weekly strip Failure can be found weekly in the Phoenix (and is archived right here), was nominated for his 2010 book The Lodger, which was also the subject of an exhibit at Carroll and Sons over the summer. You can see a slideshow of work from the book over here. And if you're so inclined, you can buy the book from Karl at his site. Winners of the LA Times Book Prize will be announced on April 29.