ICN Awards: The 2019 Categories

Here’s the categories you get to vote on this year. We’ve one new edition and amended the podcast one to cover more online stuff. Voting to begin the first week in February. Please @ us if you want to suggest some candidates.

BEST ARTIST (SMALL PRESS)

The best artist of small press books. Artists can include non-Irish creators resident in Ireland. We will also consider non-Irish artists that work on Irish published books.

BEST WRITER (SMALL PRESS)

The best artist of small press books. Writers can include non-Irish creators resident in Ireland. We will also consider non-Irish writers that work on Irish published books.

BEST IRISH ARTIST (MAJOR PUBLISHER)

The best artist of bigger publisher books. Artists can include non-Irish creators resident in Ireland.

BEST IRISH WRITER (MAJOR PUBLISHER)

The best writer of bigger publisher books. Writers can include non-Irish creators resident in Ireland.

BEST COLOURIST (SMALL PRESS)

The best colourist of small press books. Colourists can include non-Irish creators resident in Ireland. We will also consider non-Irish colourists that work on Irish published books.

BEST COLOURIST (MAJOR PUBLISHER)

The best colourist of bigger publisher books. Colourists can include non-Irish creators resident in Ireland.

BEST LETTERER

The best letterer of small press or bigger publisher books. Letterers can include non-Irish creators resident in Ireland. We will also consider non-Irish letterers that work on Irish published books. Note: we feel that there aren’t enough dedicated letterers to necessitate two categories.

BEST WEBCOMIC

Best Webcomic that includes the work of an Irish creator or creator resident in Ireland.

BEST IRISH CREATOR COMIC (SMALL PRESS)

Best Small Press book that includes the work of an Irish creator or creator resident in Ireland.

BEST IRISH CREATOR COMIC (MAJOR PUBLISHER)

Best Small Press book that includes the work of an Irish creator or creator resident in Ireland.

BEST NEWCOMER / BREAKTHROUGH 

A creator who published their first work in the calendar year or has made a breakthrough to a bigger publisher.

BEST IRISH COMIC RELATED EVENT

A convention or signing in Ireland that features and promotes Irish creators.

BEST IRISH COMIC SHOP

A comic shop in Ireland that is best at promoting Irish creators.

BEST IRISH ANTHOLOGY

Best Anthology that includes the work of an Irish creator or creator resident in Ireland.

OVERALL BEST IRISH COMIC

Best book that includes the work of an Irish creator or creator resident in Ireland. Can include Small Press, big publishers, anthologies and webcomics.

BEST IRISH COMIC COVER

Best cover that includes the work of an Irish creator or creator resident in Ireland

BEST PUBLISHER

Best Irish based publisher

BEST COMIC RELATED/FEATURED IRISH PODCAST / WEB SERIES

Best podcast or web series (e.g. blogs or YouTube show) that covers comics. The show must involve an Irish person or person resident in Ireland.

BEST IRISH WRITER (NON-FICTION)

The best writer of non-fiction topics related to comics. Writers can include non-Irish creators resident in Ireland.