The Webcomic List Awards 2010

Webcomic awards. Who needs, em, right?

YOU do!

Well, maybe “need” is not the right word in this case, but it would be nice for some of that internet recognition. One such award, still in its infancy, is The Webcomic List Awards. From Comic Bits Online:

Launched last year to replace the now defunct Web Cartoonists’ Choice Awards, the Webcomic List Awards exist to recognise the best that online comics have to offer and nominations are open to everyone involved in the creation, promotion or distribution of comics.

The categories covered in the awards are:

Best Comic,

Best New Comic, for webcomics launched on or after the first of November 2009.

Best Colour Art,

Best Black and White Art,

Best Non-traditional Art, covering all artistic techniques other than conventional drawn images, such as photography, pixel art and 3D art.

Best Writing,

Best Character,

Best Gag-a-day Comic,

Best Longform Comic,

Nominations will run from the 8th of November until the 20th of December after which the comics with the highest nominations will be handed to a panel of judges who will pick the winners in each category to be announced in an online illustrated ceremony on the 31st of January next year.

The judges committee is for the most part particularly splendid this time around, as it includes such luminaries of print and digital like Scary Go Round‘s John Allison, former editor of Judge Dredd and 2000AD John Bishop, and My Cage creators Ed Power and Melissa DeJesus. And then you get scrubs like this jerk.

So check it out! And if you’re one of those types who disdains webcomic awards in all shapes and forms … well, I can’t be held responsible if xkcd sweeps all the categories.


About El Santo

Somehow ended up reading and reviewing almost 300 different webcomics. Life is funny, huh? Despite owning two masks, is not actually a luchador.

Posted on November 3, 2010, in The Webcomic Overlook, webcomics. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Maybe with El Santo on the board we won’t see stuff like Powerpuff Girls Doujinshi winning undeserved webcomic awards as has happened in previous years. :/

  2. If Homestuck doesn’t sweep these

    (Or at least win longform of writing)

    Then I will lose all faith in all webcomic awards forever.

    Seriously, though, I look forward to the results. Or maybe the nominees. Whichever comes first.

  3. EEEE You’re a judge?! THIS IS GONNA BE AWESOME.

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