The Webcomic List Awards 2010
Webcomic awards. Who needs, em, right?
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 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 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.