The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2019, Presented by Portsmouth Comic Con

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2019, Presented by Portsmouth Comic Con

For over twenty-five years, Tripwire has been championing US and UK comics first in print and, since 2015, on the web. For the second Portsmouth Comic Con, taking place 4th-5th May 2019, Tripwire will be launching THE TRIPWIRE AWARDS, an new awards which aims to celebrate the very cream of UK and US comic talent.

“We have been promoting comics for 26 years now and we thought it was time for us to launch our own awards which would take our support to another level,” says Tripwire editor-in-chief Joel Meadows.

The award nominations were selected by a panel that featured:

Nominations for the eleven categories are open for people to vote on from Midnight 19th December 2018 through until Midnight 30th April 2019, and the results of the awards will be announced at a special inaugural ceremony on Saturday 4th May at the Portsmouth Comic Con.


The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2019: THE NOMINATIONS

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2019: Best Writer

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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


The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2019: Best Letterer

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


The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2019: Best New Series

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 STAN LEE ROLL OF HONOUR

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

Please head to our Google Form via the link below to select your nominations, and then join us at Portsmouth Comic Con 2019 to find out the winners – see you there!

CLICK HERE!

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