The Irish Comics News have just opened up the voting for this years awards and you have 2 weeks to get your nominations in – closing the 16th November.
Week after week we see the big name comic creators dazzle us in the latest DC/Marvel/Dark Horse/Image/IDW release but there’s just as much to be said for the home grown talent that we perhaps don’t get as much of a chance to acknowledge or even read. Hopefully that’s changing as we see the comic scene thrive in both the UK and Ireland and that’s been true for us mere bloggers. Our attendance at Con’s around the UK/Ireland & the world in some cases let us gain much more exposure to those self-published & indie titles.
There’s a number of categories in the awards to consider:
BEST INDY IRISH ARTIST (includes pencilers, inkers, colourists)
BEST INDY PUBLISHED IRISH WRITER
BEST MAINSTREAM PUBLISHED IRISH ARTIST (includes pencilers, inkers, colourists)
BEST MAINSTREAM PUBLISHED IRISH WRITER
BEST IRISH WEB OR DIGITAL COMIC
BEST IRISH INDY COMIC
BEST IRISH CREATOR MAINSTREAM PUBLISHED COMIC
BEST IRISH COMIC RELATED BLOG/WEBSITE (ICN is exempt)
BEST IRISH COMIC SHOP
OVERALL BEST IRISH COMIC
BEST COMIC RELATED/FEATURED IRISH PODCAST
HALL OF FAME (individual)
HALL OF FAME (comic)
Awards like the ICN’s push that awareness further and if you head on over to their website you’ll be able to do two things. Firstly, you’ll be able to cast your votes and secondly, and maybe more importantly, you’ll start to pick up the names of writers, artists & creators that you NEED to be looking out for. Some less known than others but there’s some key names and titles that stand out. Even some that we’ve reviewed here on the blog – Nestor, Zombies Hi and Venom to name but a few.
Get onto the link below and get your nominations in:
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