For 33 years the Population Institute has given out its Global Media Awards, and this year, I’m proud to say, Grist’s Senior Editor Lisa Hymas has won one.

The institute honored “7 Billion, Unpacked,” an explanation in comic book format of the planet’s crossing the 7-billion population mark. It ran in Grist in October 2011.

Hymas collaborated with comics artist Thomas Pitilli to create the feature, which was part of our special series on “What to Expect When You’re Expanding.”

Congratulations to Hymas (and us as well, I guess). We love comics!

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Also: That 7 billion number is already way out of date.