Lulu Awards 2010: Tory Woollcott + Von Allen lead Canadian representation

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VOTING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – deadline for voting: September 27th.

The Lulu Awards recognize the people and projects that helped to open eyes and minds to the amazing comic and cartooning work by and/or about women.

Quite a few Canadians nominated this year in multiple categories, including Tory Woollcott (3 nominations for Mirror Mind), Von Allen (3 nominations for The Road to God Knows – not including an additional nomination for assistant Sam Boswell), the not named on the ballot Bryan Lee O’Malley (for Scott Pilgrim‘s female lead Ramona Flowers), Tara Tallan (for Galaxion‘s female character Fusella Mierter), Kathryn Immonen (for Runaways), Kate Beaton (not specified) plus Women of Distinction nominees Peggy Burns (of D+Q) and Sam Boswell (assistant to Von Allen on The Road to God Only Knows).

The awards will be presented at the Long Beach Comic-Con on October 29th.

The 2010 nominees  have been announced (Canadians in RED).

Leah Adezio Award for Best Kid-Friendly Work
• Jennifer L. Holm &; Matthew Holm:  Babymouse: The Musical and Babymouse: Dragonslayer
Tory Woollcott: Mirror Mind
• Diana Nock: The Intrepid Girlbot
• Teddy Riawen, Phuong Hong Au Nguyen, and Malcolm Harris: Witch Girls Tales Issue 1 Volume 2
• David Petersen: Mouse Guard: Winter 1152
• Roger Langridge: The Muppet Show Comic Book: The Treasure of Peg-Leg Wilson
• Art Balthazar and Franco Aureliani: Tiny Titans

Best Female Character:
• Marie Levesque: The Road To God Knows by Von Allan
• Ramona Flowers: Scott Pilgrim, Bryan Lee O’Malley
• Creepy Carly: Creepy Carly, Carly Mizzou
• Girlbot: The Intrepid Girlbot, Diana Nock
• Ivy: Ivy, Sarah Oleksyk
• Mot Fleishman: Eros Inc., Michael Jonathan
• Hannelore Ellicott-Chatham: Questionable Content, Jeph Jacques
• Gemma: Nurse Nurse, Katie Skelly
• Mindy Markus: The Night Owls, Peter and Bobby Timony
• Fusella Mierter: Galaxion, Tara Tallan

Kim Yale Award for Most Talented Newcomer:
• Von Allan: The Road To God Knows
• Tory Woollcott: Mirror Mind
• Diana Nock: The Intrepid Girlbot
• Athena Currier: Action Athena
• Kathryn Immonen: The Runaways
• Lisa Hanawalt: I Want You
• Carolyn Belefski: Curls

Lulu of the Year:
• Hope Larson
• The Road To God Knows by Von Allan
• Tara Tallan
• Kate Beaton
• Mirror Mind, Tory Woollcott

• Channel M Publishing
• Raina Telgemeier
• Jill Thompson
• Miss Lasko-Gross
• Katie Skelly
• Françoise Mouly
• Carol Tyler

Woman of Distinction:
• Amy Adams: co-proprietor of Bergen Street Comics
• Sam (Samantha) Boswell: assisted on Von Allan’s The Road To God Knows
• Laura Hudson: Comics Alliance
• Katie Merrit: retailer, Green Brain Comics
• Lauren Sankovitch: editor, Marvel Comics
• Elizabeth Dingmann: Lerner Publishing publicist
• Jenette Kahn: Former Publisher, DC Comics
• Peggy Burns: Associate Publisher, Marketing & Sales, Drawn & Quarterly
• Françoise Mouly: Publisher/Editorial Director TOON Books

The Female Cartoonists Hall Of Fame:
• Carla Speed McNeil
• Louise Simonson
• Devin Grayson
• Zelda Mavin Jackson aka Jackie Ormes
• Diana Nock
• Athena Currier
• Roz Chast
• Dori Seda
• Alison Bechdel

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