Our Nominating Committees have been working since the fall, looking over the LONG lists of eligible creators and their comics that came out in 2010. Earlier in January, we received their selections for the categories of Artist, Cartoonist, Colourist, Cover Artist and Writer. You’ll find below the full list of creators nominated in each category – ultimately seven creators in each category were selected to make the final ballot (which will be released to the public in early February). Webcomics was selected by a different group, but their list of overall nominees is also included here.
Please note: it’s the unfortunate nature of competitions such as these awards that we must narrow down the selection field for the jury to a handful of creators. Not being selected for the final ballot does not by definition mean the creator’s work was not good or worthy. It is clear that members of the nomcom felt that all of the following creators produced Outstanding comics in 2010, however, only the creators selected by process-driven consensus advanced to the ballot.
The Participants - these individuals were selected based on their access to, and awareness of, comics published in 2010 and the Canadian comics scene.
Kevin de Vlaming
Stephen J. Hodges
Leonard S. Wong
Everything was overseen by Robert Haines and Kevin Boyd
Here’s the overall list of who they selected for consideration. LIST AFTER THE CUT:
OUTSTANDING ARTIST/ARTIST TEAM
OUTSTANDING CARTOONIST (WRITER/ARTIST)
KERSCHL, Karl / STEWART, Cameron
LOISEL, Rêgis / TRIPP, Jean-Louis
O’MALLEY, Bryan Lee
TIN CAN FOREST
ANDERSON, Ho Che
BEAULIEU, Jean Francois
OUTSTANDING COVER ARTIST
ANDERSON, Ho Che
DEL MUNDO, Mike
LOISEL, Rêgis/TRIPP, Jean-Louis
OUTSTANDING WRITER/WRITING TEAM
BERGERON, Alain M.
CHAMPOUX, Yannick / LACOMBE, Michel
DEL COL, Anthony / MCCREERY, Conor
ADDITIONALLY, members of the Executive select the nominees for Webcomics after reviewing our master list of Canadian webcomics sites. Participating members included:
OUTSTANDING WEBCOMICS CREATOR/CREATIVE TEAM
HICKS, Faith Erin
ROMANCHUK, Jenny and Greg
ROY, Simon and BRISSON, Ed
YAHGULANAAS, Michael Nicoll