1960s Ballot Boost comic via Comics with Problems

downthetubes nominated in inaugural ComicScene Awards

1960s Ballot Boost comic via Comics with Problems
1960s Ballot Boost comic via Comics with Problems

We’re delighted to have been selected as one the final nominations for the inaugural ComicScene Awards 2019. Thanks to everyone who submitted nominations for us in the category of “Best Comic Media” – we’re included among some fantastic great sites you should also check out!

The full list of nominees is below – congratulations to everyone who has been nominated!

ComicScene Magazine Volume #9ComicScene Magazine is the only dedicated monthly magazine to comics and comic culture in the UK and Ireland – available worldwide from GetMyComics. Issue Nine is on sale this week, and behind the Ian Kennedy cover is a 32 page pull out comic Great War Dundee, which was recently launched at the V&A Dundee. The comic features a new strip, “Ragtime Soldier” by Pat Mills and artists Gary Welsh and ComicScene Podcast host Phillip Vaughan.

Other strips include “Casualties of War” by former Commando Comics editor Calum Laird and Elliot Balsan and “Women’s Toon” by Commando writers Hailey Austin and Erin Keepers and 2000AD artist Anna Morozova with lettering by Emmeline Pankhurst.

Each month, ComicScene features the best in classic, new and indie/small press comics as well as features on comic inspired film and TV, ComicCons and comic strips. Check out how to subscribe direct here on GetMyComics.

COMICSCENE AWARDS 2019 – THE NOMINEES

Most categories in the inaugural ComicScene Awards offer a choice of three nominees, but in some categories there are slightly more or slightly less based on nominations received.

To vote, simply email your choice of preferred winner in each category to comicsflix@gmail.com, stating the category number and letter allocated to your choice  – for example, for “Best Comic Media”, simply write:

16) Best Comic Media
b) DownTheTubes website

If you want to vote for us, that is, thank you if you do! Other smashing media are available! (ComicScene got nominated, but has ruled itself out of the category).

You don’t have to vote in all categories if you do not wish to do so. There will also be daily polls on the ComicScene Facebook and Twitter feeds for extra votes! Feel free to share your favourites and canvass votes and do tag ComicScene in to share and use the hashtag #ComicSceneAwards on Twitter and Instagram.

Voting closes midnight 23rd November 2019 and  the winners will be announced in ComicScene Issue 11, on sale 19th December 2019.

Good luck to all those who have been nominated.

1) Comic Shop UK and Ireland

a) Comic Den Oldham
b) Orbital Comics
c) Gosh
d) Forbidden Planet Wolverhampton
e) Forbidden Planet Liverpool
f) Worlds Apart Birmingham

To vote, simply email your choice of preferred winner in each category to comicsflix@gmail.com, stating the category number and letter allocated to your choice

2) Bookshop for Graphic Novels

a) Waterstones Dudley
b) Waterstones Wolverhampton
c) Foyles Charing Cross Road
d) Travelling Man Newcastle
e) Page 45

3) Best Library

a) Oldbury Library
b) Dundee Libraries
c) Renfrewshire Libraries

4) Best Comic Con or event

a) Oldham Comic Con
b) Lawless
c) Enniskillen Comic Con
d) Lakes International Comic Art Festival

To vote, simply email your choice of preferred winner in each category to comicsflix@gmail.com, stating the category number and letter allocated to your choice

5) Best Cosplayer

a) Stefan Dean
b) Michael Chandler
c) possumQueenCosplay

To vote, simply email your choice of preferred winner in each category to comicsflix@gmail.com, stating the category number and letter allocated to your choice

The Boys - Amazon Prime

6) Best Movie / TV Show

a) The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
b) The Boys (Amazon Prime)
c) Avengers Endgame (Feature Film)
d) Captain Marvel (Feature Film)

7) Best Comic Movie Actor/Actress

a) Joaquin Phoenix
b) Brie Larson
c) Tom Holland
d) Mark Hamill

To vote, simply email your choice of preferred winner in each category to comicsflix@gmail.com, stating the category number and letter allocated to your choice

8) Best Comic Merchandise

a) Batman Who Laughs Figure
b) Funko Pops
c) Carlos Ezquerra Lawgiver (Planet Replicas)

9) Best new Comic/Graphic Novel UK

a) Power Punch Boot Camp – Written By Ellie Egleton | Art By Alejandro Rosado – published by Fair Spark Books
b) Nasty Girls by Erin Keepers, art by Gaby Epstein and Rob Jones – published by Cult Empire
c) Hilda & The Mountain King by Luke Pearson – published by NoBrow

10) Best new comic/graphic novel US/World

a) Batman Damned by by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
b) Are You Listening by Tillie Walden
c) Batman Who Laughs by Scott Snyder

The Leopard from Lime Street Volume Two11) Best classic reprint UK

a) Ramsey’s Raiders by Ferg Handley and Keith Page
b) M.A.C.H. 1: Close Encounters – by Pat Mills, Scott Goodall, Alan Hebden, Steve MacManus, John Cooper, Ramon Sola and Trevor Goring
c) The Leopard from Lime St Book 2 – by Tom Tully, Eric Bradbury and Mike Western

To vote, simply email your choice of preferred winner in each category to comicsflix@gmail.com, stating the category number and letter allocated to your choice

12) Best Classic reprint US/World

a) The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland
b) All Star Superman Black Label by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely
c) DC The New Frontier Black Label by Darwyn Cooke

13) Best Manga

a) My Hero Academia by Kouhei Horikoshi
b) One Punch Man by One and Yusuke Murata
c) Dragon Ball Super by Akira Toriyama and ToyotarouRedRok Comics - Rok the God - Cover14) Best Crowdfunding Campaign

a) Killtopia 2
b) Rok the God – still running, eight days to go!
c) Lorenzo Etherington: How To Think When You Draw
d) Frenemies by Monty Nero and Yishan Li

15) Best Indie/Small Press Comic

a) Killing Moon (Pig Dog Press) Chris Denton & Bhuna
b) The Tower In The Sea by B Mure
c) CYDO by John Tucker
d) Combat Colin by Lew Stringer
e) Edge of Extinction by Baden James Mellonie and Paul Peart Smith
f) MegaAtomic Battle Rabbit by Stu Perrins and Israel Huretas
g) Brawler by Time Bomb Comics

16) Best Comic Media

a) 1977-2000 Facebook Page
b) DownTheTubes.net – wait, you’re here already, thank you!
c) That Comic Smell Podcast
d) Starburst Magazine
e) The Awesome Comics Podcast

To vote, simply email your choice of preferred winner in each category to comicsflix@gmail.com, stating the category number and letter allocated to your choice

Penned Guin - Age Doesn't Bother Me by Alan Henderson

17) Best Web Comic

a) Penned-Guin by Alan Henderson
b) Sarararara by Olivia Hicks
c) Aces Weekly

18) Best Comic Character UK and Ireland

a) Judge Dredd – created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra
b) MegaAtomic Battle Rabbit created by Stu Perrins and Israel Huretas
c) Slaine created by Pat Mills and Angela Kincaid
d) Captain Cosmic – created by Andy Clift
e) Roy of the Rovers – created by Frank S. Pepper and Joe Colquhoun

19) Best Comic Character US/World

a) Superman
b) Batman
c) Spider-Man

20) Best Comic Writer

a) Brian Azzarello
b) Al Ewing
c) Tom King

21) Best Comic Artist

a) Henry Flint
b) Greg Capullo
c) Kristyna Baczynski

To vote, simply email your choice of preferred winner in each category to comicsflix@gmail.com, stating the category number and letter allocated to your choice

22) Best Comic Colourist

a) Leonardo Manco
b) Lee Bermejo
c) Elizabeth Brietweiser

23) Best Comic Letterer

a) Jim Campbell
b) Rob Jones
c) Annie Parkhouse

Barking Press image by Lucy Sullivan

24) Best New Comic Creator To Watch

a) Lucy Sullivan
b) Dan Cornwell
c) Zoe Thorogood
d) Jon Del Arroz
e) Matt Garvey

25) Best Comic Publisher UK & Ireland

a) Rebellion
b) Self Made Hero
c) Avery Hill

26) Best Comic Publisher US / World

a) Image Comics
b) DC
c) Nobrow
d) Boom! Studios

Batman Volume 7 - Wedding

27 ) Most Memorable Comic Moment

a) Death of Hershey (2000AD)
b) Batman Nude (Batman Damned)
c) Batman’s Wedding
d) Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill – the last series of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – Volume 4 – Tempest

The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire
© Rebellion Publishing Ltd

28) Looking Forward to in 2020

a) Immortal Hulk
b) Batman (Movie)
c) The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire

29) Best Comic Fan

a) Colin Noble
b) Tony Esmond
c) Reuben Willmott

30) Comic Creator Lifetime Achievement

a) Cam Kennedy
b) Brian Bolland
c) Alan Moore
d) John Wagner
e) Alan Davis
f) Alan Grant
g) Pat Mills

ComicsScene Issue 10 - CoverTo vote, simply email your choice of preferred winner in each category to comicsflix@gmail.com, stating the category number and letter allocated to your choice

• Read more about ComicScene Magazine at www.comicscene.org | Subscribe at www.getmycomics.com/ComicScene

ComicScene Issue 9 is on sale 24th October 2019 with a free 32 page Great War Dundee Comic; Issue 10 is on sale from 23rd November 2019 with launch of the free all ages pull out kids comic Corker

• The full list of ComicScene Awards 2019 nominees is here on the ComicScene web site

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. 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 “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

3 thoughts on “downthetubes nominated in inaugural ComicScene Awards

  1. Looking at the two “1960s Ballot Boost comic via Comics with Problems” panes, if I remember correctly, back in 2016 there were 17.4 million ‘somebodies’ ‘screaming’ for the UK to “Get out”.

    1. And another 17 million doing the opposite. Still, interesting observation on this lengthy post about the Comicscene awards, interpreting two panels from a series which is about the US electoral system and nothing to do with Brexit, or any of the lies told in its campaign, so individually. Great work.

  2. 16,141,241 votes to remain. Comics only work because of that most strange of human attributes: imagination. My imagination immediately jumped into action. As for the two panels relating to US elections, getting out and voting is a universal duty. In the UK in 2016, 12,949,258 people did not. After all, the schism between the UK and the nascent USA came about largely because of the ‘colonists’ not being able to vote on matters affecting them, but decided by others 3,000 miles away..

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