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The 2013 Reuben nominees were announced… and it’s surprisingly a good list

Let’s face it… very few people had heard of last year’s Reuben winners. It was the second year, and the categories were split into two: Long-Form and Short-Form for Online Comics. While it technically spread the webcomic awards by double, I don’t know many people who’d heard of either Ten Cats (the Short-Form winner) or Untold Tales of Bigfoot (the Long-Form winner). Both comics were alright, by the way.

This year’s nominees, though, are a solid mix. Let’s check out the Reuben noms:

LONG-FORM
Dicebox – by Jenn Manley Lee
Family Man – by Dylan Meconis
Red’s Planet – by Eddie Pittman
Tuki – by Jeff Smith

Of these, the only one I haven’t read is Tuki. And, man, it’s Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL). Of course it’s probably good. I really can’t process these categories through the Sugarshock-o-meter to predict a winner, because I think all four have an equal and very deserving chance of snagging the award.

SHORT FORM
Watson – by Jim Horowitz
Buni – Ryan Pagelow
New Yorker Online – Mike Twohy

… I’ve heard of Buni. Still, I am not opposed to the New Yorker competing in a webcomic category. The New Yorker comics have been upping their online presence as of late, running caption contests and commission works from prominent webcomic types. Watson looks alright… if a little unremarkable.

Still, there’s your Reubens, and the fight over who wins the Long-Form category should be interesting at least!

(h/t Robot 6)

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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 April 4, 2014, in The Webcomic Overlook, webcomics. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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