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Voting is open for the Lulu Awards

Voting for the Lulu Awards is now open to the public, and the online ballot is here. The winners will be announced at the Long Beach Comic Con on October 29.

This has been a tough year for the Friends of Lulu, but they seem to be getting off to a fresh start with a new Board of Directors, and the fact that they were able to pull the awards together so quickly is a good sign.

(Full disclosure: I was a judge for last year’s Lulu Awards.)

Hit the jump for a full list of awards and nominees. Then pick your favorites and VOTE!!

Leah Adezio Award for Best Kid-Friendly Work:

Leah, who passed away in 2007, was very active in Friends of Lulu and was also comics creator in her own right. She had a passion for children’s comics and this award is in memory of her. This award is for a kid-friendly work that best exemplifies the Friends of Lulu motto “Comics Are For Everyone.”

  • 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:

For a lead female character from an ongoing or limited comic book series or comic strip, original graphic novel or novella. Whether in print or online.

  • 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:

Nominees must have published work, whether self-published, company-published, or net-published. Nominees must be nominated for this category within two years of their first professionally published work or three years of their first self published work. An individual may not be nominated more than twice and cannot win more than once.

  • 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:

For the creator, book or other entity whose work best exemplifies Friends of Lulu’s mission statement. Nominees must have published work, whether self-published, company-published, or net-published.

  • 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:

For outstanding achievement within the comic book industry in non-creator roles, such as editing, publishing, reporting, or retail.

  • 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:

Nominees must have published work, whether self-published, company-published, or net-published. An individual cannot win more than once.

  • 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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