Outstanding Newcomer - This is an award that acknowledges the
best new comic of this year. Eligible candidates would be any comic that
debuted within the last year.
Outstanding Comic- This is the over all most outstanding
comic most effectively using every element of the creative process; art,
writing and technical. This is the category that best represents the
collection of all of the other categories
Outstanding Artist - This to award the artist whose body of work best
demonstrates all of the visual elements of art including line, color,
design and composition.
Outstanding Layout - This award recognizes an online comic
whose art is notable for its highly successful compositional elements.
Outstanding Use of Color - This award recognizes an online comic
that has a highly successful use of color in its art.
Outstanding Black and White Art- This award recognizes an online comic that makes use of highly successful
black and white art.
Outstanding Photographic Comic - This award recognizes an online comic that makes use of highly successful
Outstanding Character Rendering - This award recognizes an artists' skill at rendering the characters of
an online comic during the previous year, where the visual flavor of the
character design is effectively presented.
Outstanding Environment Design - This award recognizes visual design
work of environment, props, or setting of an online comic, where the visual
flavor of the environmental design is highly successful.
Outstanding Website Design - This award recognizes outstanding
website design of an online comic, where the design and interface of the
entire site enhance the experience of reading the comic.
Outstanding Use of The Medium - This award recognizes comics that make superlative use of computer developed
and/or presented content to achieve in webcomics what cannot be done in print comics.
Outstanding Writer -
This award recognizes the author whose work best utilizes the elements of writing including character
and plot development, exposition, pacing and atmospheric description.
Outstanding Character Writing
- This award recognizes an online comic whose character or characters
have been rendered though image and narrative development to an extraordinary
level of quality.
Outstanding Long Form Comic - This award recognizes comics with
longer formats and extended, continuous storylines. Traditionally these
comics fit (but not restricted to) "Comic Book" formats.
Outstanding Short Form Comic- This award recognizes comics with
shorter formats with regular gags, or beats to it's story to reflect each
individual strip. Traditionally these comics fit (but not restricted to)
"Comic Strip" formats.
Outstanding Single Panel Comic- This award recognizes comics with
one panel formats with regular gags. Traditionally these comics fit (but
not restricted to) "Magazine Cartoon" formats.
Outstanding Comedic Comic - This award recognizes an online comic's
ability to use humor and comedy effectively.
Outstanding Dramatic Comic - This award recognizes the dramatic
elements of an online comic's storyline.