(With thanks to Richard Caldwell): The Lulu Awards Nominations – which aim to recognise amazing comic and cartooning work by and/or about women worldwide – close next week.
The categories include:
- Kim Yale Award for Best New Talent
- Lulu Of The Year
- Woman of Distinction
- Leah Adezio Award For Best Kid-Friendly Work
- Female Comic Creator’s Hall of Fame
- Best Female Character
Eligible comics for nomination in this year’s awards must have been published (via print or the Web) in 2009. Visit the official 2010 Lulu Awards page for more details and to enter your nominations, which must be received by 23rd August.
The awards ceremony will take place at the Long Beach Comic Con in the US on 29th October 2010, working in partnership with the Friends of Lulu organisation to expand the boundaries of the comic book reading audience, and their support of women in comics.
Friends of Lulu was established in 1994 as an organization to promote and celebrate women in both the comics industry and fandom. They have also taken up the cause of expanding the all-ages comic reading audience.
• Visit comicsareforeveryone.blogspot.com/p/2010-lulu-awards-nominations-open-to.html for more info
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.