The winner of Webcomic of the year ’07 (at last)

dc_banner5.jpgThe winner of 07’s competition is Aaron Diaz for Hob. I’ve been a huge fan of Dresden Kodak for some time. Not only is Diaz’s art top notch but is backed up by some great writing. I’m still amazed that a comic that regularly name drops the likes of Niels Bohr and their discoveries can be so funny. This is fresh, inventive stuff and its great to see a story developing. While Diaz’s previous stories seemed to have thematic links and the brilliant Kimiko they lacked coherence until know. I’m loving this story and the depth that it’s adding to familiar characters.

The StormBest Artist goes to Joe Infurnari for The Process. His art is truly spectacular and seems to go from strength to strength as the project develops. I don’t think I can add anymore to what I’ve said previously in my rather gushing review. However, it was the spectacular image on page 14 of chapter 2 that clinched it. The idea behind this comic nearly clinched a second award and along with Rebecca Sugar’s Pug Davis, made judging the originality and invention award really difficult.

rice boyEvan Dahm wins the award for Most Originality and Invention with his comic Rice Boy. Dahm has crafted a beautiful and weirdly fascinating world for his protagonist, populated by some of the most original characters I’ve come across in some time. This beautiful and touching story was just pipped at the post for the best writing award.

spqrblues_olc_logo.pngWhich goes To Klio and SPQR Blues once again. This is the second year in a row as Best Writer for Klio but I’m completely sucked in by the complexity and consistency of the writing. The winning quality has to be the fact that Klio captures mundane everyday Roman life and yet breathes an epic feeling into the character’s lives. Whats more Klio makes this authentic feeling seem effortless in the writing when it probably takes a huge amount of knowledge to make it work.

Best Webcomic of the Year: Hob by Aaron Diaz

Best Writing: Klio for SPQR Blues

Best Artist: Joe Infurnari for The Process

Award for Originality and Invention: Evan Dahm for Rice Boy.

Honourable mentions go to all of the nominees but especially Nicholas Gurewitch who manages make laugh every time and Jenny Romanchuk as I’m a big fan of her work.

  1. I’ve just noticed that Aaron is feeling under the weather. I hope the award puts a smile on his face. Get well soon.

  2. Thanks! I’m totally chuffed! And other such expressions!

    I was going to take this as free rein to make the story even more convoluted, but I promise to show a little itty bit of restraint.

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