Since we added the category Outstanding Canadian Webcomic Creator / Creative team in 2007 the number of webcomics has increased dramatically, as has the quality of material being offered on the web by Canadian creators.
Aside from the Webcomics award, the Joe Shuster Award Categories are designed around original works published in print. It has been suggested by some that excluding Webcomics from the print categories of Artist, Writer, Cartoonist, etc. is discriminating against webcomics creators and marginalizing them. This is something that we’ll be discussing in the new year, after the 2009 Awards are presented, and according to Bryan at Sequential, this is something that we’ll be talking about at the panel at Word on the Street Toronto.
But generally, we’d like to hear what YOU think by asking for your feedback on which option you prefer:
1) I think webcomics creators should have their work included in the categories of artist, cartoonist, colourist and writer. Webcomics should judged against print comics.
2) I’m fine with the existing separate JSA webcomics creator / creative team category (and possibly expanding the number of webcomics awards handed out by the JSAs).