Awesome Comics Awards: Seeking nominations!

We’re looking for the best of 2013–according to you. We’ve got lots of categories, so skip the ones that you’re stumped by. In the comments, nominate up to 3 people/things per category. If we haven’t specified, the category is open to people doing print and/or web work.

So tell us, dear readers, what did your year in awesome look like?

  1. Original graphic novel.
  2. Original short story.
  3. Ongoing print comic.
  4. Ongoing webcomic.
  5. Writer.
  6. Penciller.
  7. Inker.
  8. Colourist.
  9. Cartoonist (who does everything).
  10. Publisher.
  11. Website, blog, or Tumblr (not us).
  12. Geek feminist.
  13. Geek feminist ally.
  14. Hashtag conversation or social media event.
  15. Meme.
Megan Purdy

Megan Purdy

Publisher of all this. Megan was born in Toronto. She's still there. Philosopher, space vampire, heart of a killer.

34 thoughts on “Awesome Comics Awards: Seeking nominations!

  1. I just saw that this wasn’t the actual voting… you had another page to vote. you never said it clear 🙁 i’ve been checking over and over for updates on the status.. it wasn’t until today that i went back to your home page and saw a new link that there was ANOTHER voting for this. not very clear 🙁

  2. Original graphic novel. – The Encyclopedia of Early Earth, by Isabel Greenberg
    Original short story – Rabbit Stew, by Viviane Schwarz
    Ongoing print comic – The Phoenix Comic
    Ongoing webcomic My Cardboard Life (printed recently as ‘We’re Out’, the book, by Philippa Rice –
    Writer – Jamie Smart
    Penciller – Lorenzo Etherington
    Inker – Fred Blunt
    Colourist – Lucy Knisley
    Cartoonist (who does everything) – Gary Northfield
    Publisher. – Great Beast
    Website, blog, or Tumblr (not us). Forbidden Planet International
    Geek feminist – Maura McHugh
    Geek feminist ally – Paul Cornell
    Hashtag conversation or social media event – #NonCon – Philip Ardagh

  3. Original graphic novel: Out of Skin, Encyclopedia of Early Earth
    Ongoing print comic: Afterlife With Archie
    Ongoing webcomic: Oh Joy Sex Toy
    Penciller: Francesco Francovilla
    Cartoonist Emily Carroll
    Publisher: Monkeybrain
    Website, blog, or Tumblr (not us):
    Hashtag conversation or social media event: Sueypark #notyourasiansidekick, Tess Fowler and Brian Wood coversation

  4. Original graphic novel: Look Straight Ahead: Elaine M Wills. The Cute Girl Network: MK Reed, Greg Means, Joe Flood
    Original short story: Out of Skin: Emily Carroll
    Ongoing print comic: Saga
    Ongoing webcomic: Bad Machinery
    Writer: Maryse Dubuc
    Penciller: Fiona Staples,
    Cartoonist (who does everything): Philippa Rice, Paul Duffield, Simon Hanselmann
    Website, blog, or Tumblr (not us):
    Geek feminist: Tess Fowler, Carolyn Petit
    Geek feminist ally: Darryl Ayo
    Hashtag conversation or social media event: #kidbkgrp comics edition
    Meme: such doge. wow.

  5. Original graphic novel: Boxers and Saints, by Gene Luen Yang. It’s a wonderfully complex examination of the difficult realities underlying cultural exchange and the nature of faith, has a deceptively simple art style, and best of all it’s appropriate for teenagers (who, let’s be honest, rarely get this kind of honesty in historical narratives).

  6. Ongoing print comic:
    Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
    Lazarus, by
    Sex Criminals, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky

    Ongoing webcomic:
    Nimona, by Noelle Stevenson
    Bandette, by Colleen Coover and Paul Tobin
    Oh Joy, Sex Toy, by Erika Moen

    Kelly Sue Deconnick
    Matt Fraction

    Penciller: (and inkers)
    Kristafer Anka
    Filipe Andrade
    Emma Rios

    Bettie Breitweiser
    Jordie Bellaire

    Cartoonist (who does everything):
    Meredith Gran
    Noelle Stevenson


    I’ll try to think about the other categories and post later, if I can.

  7. Ongoing webcomic – Chloe Noonan by Marc Ellerby

    Website, blog, or Tumblr (not us). – EscherGirls

    Geek feminist – Laura Kate Dale (@LauraKBuzz) a gamer!

    Geek feminist ally – Will Brooker (@WillBrooker)

    Hashtag conversation or social media event.

    Meme – much doge

  8. Emily Drouin for Cartoonist and Graphic Novel catagories for her graphic novel comic book, EPLIS Segment 01

  9. favorite writers were Kelly Sue Deconnick(Captain Marvel/Ghost), Scott Snyder (Wake/American Vampire), Joe Hill (Locke & Key, Wraith).
    Publisher – Vertigo
    Original Graphic Novel- Oxymoron, Killing Shakespeare
    Ongoing print comic – East of West
    Artist – Ming Doyle, Gabriel Rodriguez
    Cartoonist – Emily Drouin (

  10. – Original graphic novel: Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang (First Second).
    – Ongoing print comic: Pretty Deadly
    – Writer: Kelly Sue
    – Penciller: Steve Epting
    – Publisher: Image Comics
    – Website, blog, or Tumblr (not us): The Beat (
    – Geek feminist: Sam Maggs (@SamMaggs)
    – Hashtag conversation or social media event: Brian Wood/Tess Fowler

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