Portsmouth Comic Con 219: Tripwire Awards 2019 Announces Its Winners

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Celebrating The Cream Of UK and US Talent

Last night at Portsmouth Comic Con 2019, the winners of the very first Tripwire Awards were announced…

Hosted by Jasper Bark, a number of the show’s special guests were in attendance including Sean Phillips, Kieron Gillen, Martin Simmonds and more. Here are the nominations and winners in bold:

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2019: Best Writer Sponsored by Scott’s Collectables

  • DAVID F. WALKER (Luke Cage (Marvel Comics), Naomi (DC Comics))
  • TOM KING (Batman, Mister Miracle (DC Comics))
  • AL EWING (Immortal Hulk, Avengers No Road Home (Marvel Comics))
  • GRANT MORRISON (The Green Lantern (DC Comics))
  • SI SPURRIER (The Dreaming (Vertigo/DC Comics)

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2019: Best Artist Sponsored by Scott’s Collectables

  • MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (The Life Of Captain Marvel. Marvel Comics)
  • DEAN ORMSTON (Black Hammer, Dark Horse Comics)
  • JOELLE JONES (Catwoman. DC Comics)
  • SHAWN MARTINBROUGH (Thief Of Thieves, Skybound/Image Comics)
  • SEAN PHILLIPS (Kill Or Be Killed, Image Comics)

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2019: Best Cover Artist Sponsored by Scott’s Collectables

  • AMANDA CONNER (Various)
  • NICK DERINGTON (Mister Miracle, DC Comics)
  • ADAM HUGHES (Various)
  • DAVID MACK (Cover, DC Comics)
  • FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (Afterlife With Archie, Archie Comics)

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2019: Best Colourist Sponsored by Comichaus

  • MATT HOLLINGSWORTH
  • DAVE STEWART
  • ANDRE SZYMANOWICZ
  • LAURA ALLRED
  • JOSE VILLARUBIA

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2019: Best Letterer Sponsored by Steve Borock and Hero Initiative

  • ROB LEIGH 
  • JOSHUA REED
  • ADITYA BIDIKAR 
  • CLAYTON COWLES
  • NATE PIEKOS

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2019: Best New Series Sponsored by Dark Horse Comics

  • BITTER ROOT (David F. Walker / Sanford Greene, Image Comics)
  • PUNKS NOT DEAD (David Barnett / Martin Simmonds, Black Crown/IDW Publishing)
  • FRIENDO (Alex Paknadel / Martin Simmonds, Vault Comics)
  • MISTER MIRACLE (Tom King / Mitch Gerads, DC Comics)
  • X-MEN: GRAND DESIGNS, VOL. 1 (Ed Piskor, Marvel Comics)

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2019: Best Publisher

  • IDW PUBLISHING
  • DARK HORSE COMICS
  • REBELLION PUBLISHING
  • DC COMICS
  • IMAGE COMICS

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2019: Best New Talent Sponsored By Vault Comics

  • RAM V (Paradiso / These Savage Shores)
  • MARTIN SIMPSON (The Needleman, Soaring Penguin Press)
  • RYAN HOWE (The Cursed Island, Soaring Penguin Press)
  • RUSSELL MARK OLSON (Gateway City, Russell Mark Olson)
  • BILQUIS EVELY (The Dreaming, Vertigo/ DC)

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2019: Best Original Graphic Novel

  • LIP HOOK (David Hine / Mark Stafford, SelfMadehero)
  • WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE, VOL. 2 (Grant Morrison / Yanick Paquette, DC Comics)
  • FEMME MAGNIFIQUE (ed. Shelly Bond / various creators, IDW Publishing)
  • BATMAN: THE DARK PRINCE CHARMING (Enrico Marini, DC Comics)
  • ALL MY HEROES HAVE BEEN JUNKIES (Ed Brubaker / Sean Phillips, Image Comics)

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2019: Best Collection Sponsored By Vault Comics

  • BLACK HAMMER, VOL. 1 (LIBRARY EDITION) (Jeff Lemire / Dean Ormston, Dark Horse Comics)
  • BILL SIENKIEWICZ’S MUTANTS AND MOON KNIGHTS: ARTIFACT EDITION) (Bill Sienkiewicz, IDW Publishing)
  • HELLBOY OMNIBUS VOL. 1: SEEDS OF DESTRUCTION (Mike Mignola, Dark Horse)
  • BERLIN (HARDCOVER EDITION) (Jason Lutes, Drawn & Quarterly)
  • BATMAN & WONDER WOMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD (Liam Sharp, DC Comics)

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2019: Best Comics-Related Website / Publication

  • COMIC SCENE UK
  • DOWN THE TUBES
  • PANEL X PANEL
  • THE BEAT
  • NEWSARAMA

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2019: The ROLL OF HONOUR Sponsored by Soaring Penguin Press

  • ROY THOMAS
  • WALTER SIMONSON
  • STEVE ENGLEHART
  • DAVE GIBBONS
  • BILL SIENKIEWICZ
  • ALAN GRANT

Congratulations to all of the winners and the nominees too

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