The Tripwire Awards 2021 – voting now open!

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I have been very lucky to have been involved in the Tripwire Magazine Awards – organised by EIC Joel Meadows – for the past few years now, even helping host the online ceremony last year. It’s a genuine honour and privilege… and it’s great to see that the Awards are back up and running for 2021.

Some of the brightest and best talents in comics are being recognised in this year’s categories (including the category for Best New Talent, which is proudly sponsored by The Convention Collective – you’re bloody welcome) and the best thing about the Awards are, they can be voted on by any comics fan who joins our passion for this art form and the amazing people behind it.

Voting is now open and anyone can get involved – you just need to head to the Voting Form, HERE, choose your preferred nominees and that’s that. The results will be collated and revealed in a special ceremony later on in the summer when shiny baubles will be handed out to shiny, happy people. Best of luck to everyone up for a Tripwire Award this year!

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THE TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2021

Welcome to the voting form for the third Annual Tripwire Awards. For over twenty-five years, Tripwire has been championing US and UK comics first in print and, since 2015, on the web – we are proud to announce that Tripwire will again be hosting THE TRIPWIRE AWARDS.

2021 will be the third year of this awards ceremony which aims to celebrate the cream of UK and US comic talent. In previous years, we have tried to reflect the very best of this year’s comics and the talent who make them possible – the events of the last twelve months have demonstrated that comics and comic art remain incredibly important and vital to the fabric and well-being of pop culture and to culture as a whole. With these awards, we strive to showcase those that have literally saved us this past year.

Of the Awards, Tripwire editor-in-chief Joel Meadows says, “Tripwire has been promoting comics for almost thirty years now and, in 2018, we felt it was time for us to launch our own awards which would take our support to another level. We feel we are building on the success of the previous two years ceremonies, as well as reflecting the changing landscape of comics with some new exciting categories.”

Nominations have been carefully collated by Tripwire’s editor-in-chief Joel Meadows, http://Comicon.com’s senior editor Olly MacNamee, Mass Movement’s Tim Cundle, Heavy Metal Magazine Exec. Editor Joseph P. Illidge, ‘Cosplay Scientist’/Freelance Writer Louise Saul and The Convention Collective’s Leonard Sultana.

Nominations for the eighteen categories are open for people to vote on from 8pm 1st May 2021 through until Midnight 1st August 2021, and the results of the awards will be announced at a special ceremony online later in the year (date and details to be confirmed).

Full terms and conditions can be found at www.tripwiremagazine.co.uk

THE NOMINEES

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2021: Best Writer

  • RAM V (Swamp Thing / Catwoman – DC Comics)
  • AL EWING (The Immortal Hulk – Marvel Comics / We Only Find Them When They’re Dead – BOOM! Studios)
  • KELLY THOMPSON (Captain Marvel, Marvel Comics)
  • DAVID F. WALKER (Bitter Root – Image Comics)
  • JAMES TYNION IV (The Department Of Truth – Image Comics)

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2021: Best Artist

  • MARTIN SIMMONDS (The Department Of Truth – Image Comics)
  • LIAM SHARP (The Green Lantern, DC Comics)
  • STEPHANIE HANS (Die, Image Comics)
  • TOMMY LEE EDWARDS (Grendel Kentucky, AWA Studios)
  • ESAD RIBIC (Eternals – Marvel Comics)

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2021: Best Cover Artist

  • JEN BARTEL
  • JOELLE JONES
  • OLIVIER COIPEL
  • STANLEY ‘ARTGERM’ LAU
  • ART ADAMS

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2021: Best Colourist

  • MARTE GARCIA (S.W.O.R.D. – Marvel Comics)
  • JORDIE BELLAIRE (Headlopper – Image Comics / Batman – DC Comics)
  • MATT HOLLINGSWORTH (Spider-Man Spider’s Shadow – Marvel Comics)
  • MIKE SPICER (Swamp Thing – DC Comics)
  • DAVE STEWART (Black Hammer – Dark Horse)

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2021: Best Letterer

  • CLAYTON COWLES (Warhammer 40K – Marvel Comics)
  • HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU (Red Sonja – Dynamite, I Breathed A Body – Aftershock)
  • TODD KLEIN (Batman: Creature Of The Night – DC Comics)
  • TOM ORZECHOSKI (Spawn – Image)
  • ED DUKESHIRE (Blacking Out)

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2021: Best New Series Sponsored by Ace Comics

  • THE OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE (John Ridley / Various Artists – DC Comics)
  • THE SWAMP THING (Ram V / Mike Perkins – DC Comics)
  • THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH (James Tynion IV / Martin Simmonds – Image Comics)
  • SECOND COMING (Tom Peyer / Richard Pace – AHOY Comics)
  • SPACE BASTARDS (Eric Peterson / Joe Aubrey / Darick Robertson – Humanoids)

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2021: Best Publisher

  • IMAGE COMICS
  • HUMANOIDS
  • DC COMICS
  • DARK HORSE COMICS
  • AFTERSHOCK COMICS

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2020: Best New Talent, sponsored by The Convention Collective

  • SAYRA BEGUM
  • JAMAL CAMPBELL
  • STEPHANIE PHILLIPS
  • JEFF MCCOMSEY
  • GERMAN PONCE

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2021: Best Original Graphic Novel

  • THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY: A GRAPHIC NOVEL HISTORY (David F. Walker / Marcus Kwame Anderson – Penguin/Random House)
  • RECKLESS (Ed Brubaker / Sean Phillips – Image Comics)
  • INFINITUM (Tim Fielder – Harper Collins)
  • MONSTERS (Barry Windsor-Smith – Fantagraphics / Jonathan Cape)
  • BLUE IN GREEN (Ram V / Anand RK – Image Comics)

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2021: Best Collection

  • BLACK HAMMER: LIBRARY EDITION VOLUME 2 (Dark Horse Comics)
  • CONAN: SERPENT WAR (Marvel Comics)
  • THE TRIGAN EMPIRE: VOLUME 2 (Rebellion Press)
  • OUTER DARKNESS / CHEW (Image Comics)
  • EMPYRE (Marvel Comics)

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2021: Best Comics-Related Website / Publications

  • NEWSARAMA
  • THE COMICS BEAT
  • THE COMICS JOURNAL
  • COMIC BOOK RESOURCES
  • DOWN THE TUBES

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2021: Best Small Press / Independent – UK, sponsored by Knockabout Comics

  • BHP PUBLISHING
  • TIME BOMB COMICS
  • SELF MADE HERO
  • SOARING PENGUIN PRESS
  • TITAN COMICS

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2021: Best Small Press / Independent – US

  • VALIANT COMICS
  • DYNAMITE EDITIONS
  • VAULT COMICS
  • MAGNETIC PRESS
  • BLACK MASK STUDIOS

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2021: Best Editor

  • KAREN BERGER
  • BRADY WEBB
  • RACHEL FULTON
  • BEN ABERNATHY
  • TOM PEYER

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2021: Best Digital Comics

  • QUARANTINE COMIX (Rachael Smith)
  • THE RED HOOK: BLACKOUT (Dean Haspiel)
  • HOTELFRED.COM (Roger Langridge)
  • KING’S RANSOM (Louise Simonson / Jan Duursema)
  • BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT (Various)

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2021: Best Crowdfunding Campaign

  • NOCTERRA (Scott Snyder / Tony Daniel)
  • BRZRKR (Matt Kindt / Keanu Reeves / Ron Garvey)
  • BLACKING OUT (Chip Mosher / Peter Krause)
  • PALOMINO (Stephan Franck)
  • POP KILL (Jimmy Palmiotti / Dave Johnson / Juan Santa Cruz)

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2021: Person Of The Year

  • MARIE JAVINS
  • KEVIN SMITH
  • ROSS RICHIE
  • ERIC STEPHENSON
  • JOHN FREEMAN

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS: The Roll Of Honour (two names to be chosen by voters)

  • ALAN GRANT
  • GRANT MORRISON
  • DENNY O’NEIL
  • DAVE GIBBONS
  • RICHARD CORBEN
  • BILL SIENKIEWICZ
  • JOE KUBERT
  • JOHN WAGNER

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