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The Webcomic List Awards are presented… in a webcomic

The envelope please! The 2010 Webcomic List Awards are out, after a slight delay, and just like last year, they are presented in a webcomic, a sort of sequential-art version of the standard TV awards show. This is actually a nice format as it allows them to present a sample of each nominated comic without making the reader click away from the page. Plus it’s well done. (Don’t miss the little companion comic at the bottom about the latecomers racing to the ceremony. I was hoping there would be a webcomic afterparty in which the creators and judges get drunk and disgrace themselves in entertaining ways, but no dice.)

The organizers don’t seem to have posted a single list of the winners anywhere, so the only way to find them is by reading the whole webcomic. Which isn’t so bad, really, but if you’re in a hurry to find a good webcomic (and who isn’t?), here’s the list:

This is the second year for the Webcomic List Awards, which grew out of the forums for The Webcomic List.



No Dr. McNinja…

Huh? Whazzat? Still getting over the hangover from the unillustrated afterparty….

XKCD’s popularity continues to baffle me. The guy has absolutely no idea how to pace a comic and 75% of the time he’s more interested in hearing himself talk than making a comic, or God forbid, actually remembering how a setup and punchline are supposed to work.

I WILL say, big ups for Charles Christopher. That’s a comic that deserves EVEN MORE attention.

No Hark, A Vagrant!?

Brigid Alverson

February 3, 2011 at 3:55 pm

@Chris Jones: It must just be a matter of taste—my husband and I both find it hilarious. Not always, but he pretty frequently scores a direct hit on my funnybone.

Bug for best gag? What about or Even SMBC. This list doesn’t seem too inclusive.

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