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Comics in Review: The 2013 Comic Book Grrrl Awards

Click through to the article for full analysis, reviews and the close runners up as well as lots of ever so pretty pictures ^_^

Artist of the Year: Sean Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus, The Wake)

Anthology of the Year: Boo! - Warwick Johnson Cadwell, Paul Harrison-Davies, Jonathan Edwards, James Howard, Gary Northfield, Jamie Smart, Andrew Waugh

Best Alt/Indie Comic of the Year: Raygun Roads - Owen Michael Johnson, Indio

Best in Translation: Blue is the Warmest Color - Julie Maroh

Biggest Surprise Hit:X-Men Legacy - Simon Spurrier, Tan Eng Huat, José Villarrubia (et al)

Biography/Memoir of the Year: Lighter Than My Shadow - Katie Green

Breakthrough Star: Allie Brosh (Hyperbole and a Half)

Characters of the Year: Saga - Brian K Vaughan, Fiona Staples

Collected Edition of the Year: The Abominable Charles Christopher Vol 2 - Karl Kerschl 

Colourist of the Year: Matt Hollingsworth (The Wake, Hawkeye, Daredevil: End of Days, Punisher: War Zone, Wolverine)

Comic of the Year: Ballistic - Adam Egypt Mortimer, Darick Robertson, Diego Rodriguez

Covers to Covet: Emily and The Strangers (Variants) - R Black, Winston Smith, Cynthia Von Buhler

Design of the Year: Hawkeye - Matt Fraction, David Aja, Matt Hollingsworth, Chris Eliopoulos (et al)

Digital Comic of the Year: The Private Eye - Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin, Muntsa Vicente

Distinguished Debut: Liberator - Matt Miner, Javier Aranda, Joaquin Pereyra

Gift Choice: My Dog: The Paradox - Matthew Inman

Graphic Novel of the Year: The Lengths - Howard Hardiman

History Choice: Pretty in Ink - Trina Robbins

Innovation of the Year:Knight & Dragon - Matt Gibbs, Bevis Musson, Nathan Ashworth

Kids Choice: Dungeon Fun - Neil Slorrance, Colin Bell

Letterer of the Year: Clayton Cowles (Young Avengers, Fearless Defenders, Pretty Deadly, FF, Zero, Three)

Publisher of the Year: Image

Tears! Tears Everywhere: Action Comics - Grant Morrison, Travel Foreman, Brad Anderson (et al)

The Feels!: Young Avengers - Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson (et al)

Voice of the Year: Alex de Campi (Smoke/Ashes, Grindhouse: Doors Open At Midnight)

Webcomic of the Year: Nimona - Noelle Stevenson

Writer of the Year: Grant Morrison (Batman Incorporated, Action Comics, Happy)

Wrongful Cancellation of the Year: I, Vampire - Joshua Hale Fialkov, Andrea Sorrenntino, Marcelo Maiolo

Zeitgeist of the Year: Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) - Hajime Isayama

Source: The 2013 Comic Book Grrrl Awards

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characters for a thing


characters for a thing

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A short comic about a girl, her mother and their different Black clothes.

I made this in late August this year for Seriefrämjandets yearly contest. The topic was comics for young people… and guess what, I actually won

En serie med otroligt bra känsla för karaktärer, med god känsla för hur utseende och subkulturer betyder i ungdomens sökande efter en identitet. En serie som man ser på första anblick har hjärta, och som subtilt pekar på ämnen som andra skulle göra till huvudpoängen i historien. Som en liten bonus får vi en tjej i huvudrollen som känns levande och som man känner starkt inför.

I’m incredibly surprised, happy and grateful to have won. Since it got so much praise, I figured I should post it here. Thanks to Keetande for helping me with the tricky translation! 

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Did this about two weeks ago, but I didn’t have time to upload it haha.
Speaks for itself. Oh, this kind of people.


Did this about two weeks ago, but I didn’t have time to upload it haha.

Speaks for itself. Oh, this kind of people.

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Thought Bubble 2013: A Reading List in Review

Instead of doing a convention write-up, I thought I’d list all the books that I bought and loved with mini reviews and links to buy them if you so choose. And they are all excellent so you really should :)


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Thought Bubble 2013: Diversity in Comics Panel in Full

Featuring Mariah Heuhner, Howard Hardiman, Barry Nugent, Gillian Hatcher, Gary Erskine, and Fiona Stephenson.

"I just think that the whole idea of diversity is a little bit odd because what I really see it as is just being real.

"Because if you look at a normal population, roughly half are male, roughly half are female, there’s a little gap of people who aren’t, there’s a percentage who’ll be disabled, there’s a percentage of different skin colours and to not have that is weird. I think that’s one of the points to kind of think about with a lot of the comics you see where it’s mostly straight white men and maybe a token lady and a token black guy… that’s weird! That’s really weird. So really it’s just to keep underlining that to people."

Read the full transcript with slides at The Beat!

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Kaiten City


Kaiten City

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Raygun Roads, a Morrison-esque Trip into Insanity

Raygun Roads, or to give it it’s full title, Raygun Roads and & The Kittlebach Pirates, The Infinity Loop Death-Trap of Ulysses Pomp, is more than your ordinary comic. Literally. It’s sensory overload for dispirited hearts everywhere, with an integrated (and free) soundtrack that soothes your soul while your brain fights to race through the 48 page flip-album like a writer on Red Bull.

Raygun Roads and her Kittlebach Pirates are a band of punk-ass anarchists who hurtle into the grime of our world to boot it in the crotch and save Vincent Paradise from his mundane gloom at the hands of a Mr Shankley type job centre worker and/or the D-Void infected and Ullyses Pomp, shaman of shame and ruler of the Porpoise of Purpose.

Read the full review at The Beat!

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Advance Review: Dungeon Fun! The Story of One Girl and Her Sword

I’m seeing a lot of people comparing it to Adventure Time, but don’t go in expecting the same sort of comic. Dungeon Fun is an adventuring tale for sure, and shares some of the psychedelic aspects of Finn the human and Jake the dog’s exploits, but the humour here is much more central to proceedings – it’s much more of a laugh out loud read. The deceptively simple artwork is possibly another point of comparison, but Dungeon Fun packs a much heavier emotional punch at times – often when you least expect it.

I found Dungeon Fun to be the more charming book, and one that I really want to tell people to go and read. And I say this as a big Adventure Time fan!

Read the full review at The Beat!

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Advance Review: Snowpiercer - The Escape

Told in black and white, and a million shades of grey, the book is deceptively stunning. And those sound effects! That shading! Ah me, I cannot express how wonderful the art is in any kind of manner that would truly do it justice in a simple review. Just click on the examples I bring, and see for yourself. I see this comic in colour in my mind when I recall panels and sequences, I hear the train when I picture it.

Read the full review at The Beat!

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