Voting has concluded and the results are in–here are your winners . Remember, the 2013 Awesome Awards were nominated and voted by you. And you guys have good taste.
Cartoonist — Noelle Stevenson
Colourist — Jordie Bellaire
Jordie is currently working on Pretty Deadly (also nominated this year!) and the upcoming Three. Find her on Tumblr here.
Penciller — Fiona Staples
Thanks to her work on Saga, Fiona is a rising star in the business–she’s already being hailed as one of the best.
Writer — Kelly Sue Deconnick
Original Graphic Novel — Look Straight Ahead, by Elaine M Wills
Look Straight Ahead is a self-published, critically acclaimed comic about mental illness. It was first published online, but is now available in print. If you haven’t read it already, get on that.
Ongoing Webcomic — Nimona, by Noelle Stevenson
Noelle is your favourite cartoonist, putting out your favourite webcomic! Shapeshifter, lover of explosives, and hard-headed sidekick, the eponymous Nimona assists Lord Ballister Blackheart expose the evil that good men do.
Ongoing Print Comic — Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Publisher — Image Comics
Image had a good year. Oh man. As a reminder, here are just a few of the books they published in 2013: Chew, Manhattan Projects, Walking Dead, Pretty Deadly, Mind the Gap, Fatale, Prophet, Revival, and Saga.
Website/Blog — Escher Girls
Escher Girls, if you didn’t know, is a Tumblog devoted to weird and terrible depictions of women in comics, games, and more. Blogger Ami Angelwings issues snarky takedown after takedown, and offers thoughtful commentary on sexism, race, and geek culture.
Hashtag/Social Media Event — Suey Park’s #notyourasiansidekick
Suey Park is a social justice activist and journalist. In 2013 she started the hashtag #notyourasiansidekick and it immediately took off. The hashtag debunked racist stereotypes about Asian people and put their voices at the center of the conversation.
Feminist Ally — Paul Cornell
Paul Cornell is a British TV and comics writer and novelist. He’s also a longtime feminist ally, who uses his platform to spread awareness and challenge the entertainment industry. In 2012 he announced that he would no longer appear on convention panels that failed to have a 50:50 gender split. And in 2013 he kept up that work, blogging and tweeting regularly about feminist and social justice issues.
Geek Feminist — Sam Maggs
Sam Maggs is a writer, host, cosplayer, and videomaker. She appears on MTV, Space, and all your favourite geek culture sites. In 2013, she became weekend editor at Geekosystem, launched the hilarious gaming vlog c_ntrollers with co-host Soha E, and showed no fear in speaking up about problematic aspects of geek culture.
She is your Awesome Geek Feminist of the Year! *confetti*