John Freeman points us to the Webcomics List Awards which are now open for nominations for the best in, unsurprisingly, webcomics – nominations will be taken until Monday December 20th, with the winners to be announced via an illustrated online ceremony on January 31st. Categories up for grabs are Best Comic, Best Black and White Art, Best Colour Art, Best Non-Traditional Art, Best New Comic, Best Writing, Best Gag-a-day Comic, Best Longform Comic and Best Character, while among the judges are former Tharg David Bishop and the demon of cardboard comics creation Phillipa Rice. Frankly there are more interesting webcomics out there, of all hues and genres, than any of us has time to follow, but from the ones I have been reading I’d certainly nominate Darryl Cunningham’s The Facts In The Case Of Dr. Andrew Wakefield and his The Moon Hoax, and Dan Goldman’s Red Light Properties as two I’ve really been enjoying reading online this year (Dan’s RLP wasn’t just an engrossing story, I liked the way he used the onscreen medium to play with how panels and dialogue were revealed as you read, clever and innovative). I’d love to nominate Phillipa’s My Cardboard Life too, but as a judge her webcomics aren’t eligible for consideration this year. I’m sure you all have some of your own you think should be nominated and celebrated, so go and offer them some support – and while you’re at it, why not let us know in the comments what online strips you’re enjoying and why.
(a frame from Red Light Properties mixing photography, art and some groovy colouring by and (c) Dan Goldman, serialised on Tor.com)