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wendyw
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:21 pm    Post subject: Nominees announced and schedule rescheduled Reply with quote

We have news!

The Webcomic List Awards will now be going live on the Sunday the 7th of February.

The nominees are as follows:

Best Comic

http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/index2.php
http://www.questionablecontent.net
http://nedroid.com/
http://www.rivalangels.com
http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/


Best Colour Art


http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/index2.php
http://requiem.seraph-inn.com/
http://dresdencodak.com/
http://www.freakangels.com/

Best Black and White Art


http://www.abominable.cc
http://www.octopuspie.com
http://wolfen.smackjeeves.com/
http://c.urvy.org (NSFW)
http://diggercomic.com
http://www.drunkduck.com/Scorch/


Best Non-Traditional Art


http://www.unionofheroes.com/comic/
http://www.thedreamlandchronicles.com/
http://www.asofterworld.com/
http://www.pureandhiddentruth.com


Best Writing


http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/index2.php
http://picturesofyou.smackjeeves.com/
http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php
http://www.questionablecontent.net/


Best Character



Dr. McNinja - http://drmcninja.com
Digger (Digger) - http://diggercomic.com
Agatha Heterodyne - http://www.girlgeniusonline.com
Sabrina Mancini - http://www.drunkduck.com/Rival_Angels
Liz Dead Winter - http://deadwinter.cc


Best Gag-a-day


http://www.daniellecorsetto.com/gws.html
http://thebookofbiff.com/
http://www.chainsawsuit.com/
http://digitalpimponline.com/strips.php?title=movie
http://www.qwantz.com/
http://www.smbc-comics.com


Best Longform


http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/index2.php
www.rivalangels.com
http://transposeoperator.thecomicseries.com/
http://www.questionablecontent.net


Best New Comic

http://moon-town.com/comic/
http://orbitcomic.com/
http://www.o31.net

The target was to get a list of the top five nominations for each award which would then go through to the judging stage. Unfortunately, as sometimes happens there have been ties so that either more or less comics have ended up in the judging stage for some of the awards, most notably Best New Comic.

You might also notice that Best Lead Character and Best Supporting Character have been replaced with Best Character and that Most Improved Comic and the Innovation Award have disappeared.

Well, the categories of Best Supporting Character, Most Improved Comic and The Innovation Award received a good number of nominations however the nominations were so varied to the extent that in one case there were only two nominations for the same comic and the other two awards only had one repeated nomination, making it impossible for the judges to do their jobs.

I expected these categories to have widely varying nominations but not quite to the extent that we didn't end up with a list of top nominees at the end.

Most likely these categories won't be included in the 2010 awards, but that's a discussion for another time.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Wendy, nice to know what's going on! Very Happy

Congrats to the writers and artists who got the noms.

And to award admin and judges for pulling this together.

Truth to tell I'm unfamiliar with most of these comics (just goes to show the number and variety of comics out there!) but the links give me a chance to check 'em out.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well us judges have made decisions and the ceremony will go live tomorrow.

Personally I was surprised that Garfield won every single award, but then again, he's a cat who doesn't like Mondays, what's not to love?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LukeSurl wrote:
Well us judges have made decisions and the ceremony will go live tomorrow.

Personally I was surprised that Garfield won every single award, but then again, he's a cat who doesn't like Mondays, what's not to love?


Heathcliff is a little jealous I'm hearing!! Shocked Laughing

Wendy, excellent work on your part, you've had a lot to organize as well as keep those who are helping organized, so KUDOS to you and all you you've done!! Exclamation
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks dpat57. Thanks jynksie.
Also thanks to all the committee members and judges for helping out and putting up with me.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Putting up with you? We should be thanking you for putting up with us!
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where the fuck is Horndog? One of the best-drawn, best-written and funniest webcomics to debut in 2009, and not one nomination?

It's pretty damn clear that TWCL rigged the awards. All of the nominees are of mainstream comics by friends of the site. Not one alternative or underground comic.

Fuck you.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ymark14 wrote:
Where the fuck is Horndog? One of the best-drawn, best-written and funniest webcomics to debut in 2009, and not one nomination?

It's pretty damn clear that TWCL rigged the awards. All of the nominees are of mainstream comics by friends of the site. Not one alternative or underground comic.

Fuck you.


Either you're a very skilled troll, or you're actually serious. Just in case it's the latter, let me spell it out for you.

1. The most likely answer for why Horndog didn't make the shortlists is because maybe it's not good.

2. Even if Horndog did get nominated, it won't be listed unless it has more nominations than others. Only the top 4 or 5 nominated comic are listed in the nominations shortlist, because in each category there are anything from 10 to 50 comics nominated only once or twice, and the judges can't read every single comic, so only the top few are shortlisted for the judges' perusal.

3. Horndog isn't underground. It's just not all that good. There's a difference.

4. We are very careful not to allow the awards to be rigged. Judges' comics are automatically disqualified from the shortlists, and several judges are not TWCLers, invited to become judges from outside. Each judge has the same vote weighting as the other judges in the category.

5. There's no need to be rude.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ymark14 wrote:


It's pretty damn clear that TWCL rigged the awards. All of the nominees are of mainstream comics by friends of the site. Not one alternative or underground comic.



Absolute rubbish and you know it.

In the majority of cases the winners had previously had nothing to do with this site. If by mainstream you mean popular, then well of course they're more likely to get enough nominations to become a finalist. We don't want the awards to be a pure popularity contest, but it's obvious that there will always be an element of that during nominations.

As Chilari pointed out many of the judges were not members of these forums or in fact people that any member of staff have socialised with. Several of the nominess did not even know there was an awards until they found out they were a finalist and also do not have any accounts on these forums.

The rules also state, as well as banning judges and committee members' comics from winning during a year that they're involved, that TWCL site or forum admins can never be nominated. That was a rule that I decided on when we first started working on this.

Also didn't me and oppernaR both ban you already?
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ymark14 wrote:
Where the fuck is Horndog? One of the best-drawn, best-written and funniest webcomics to debut in 2009, and not one nomination?

It's pretty damn clear that TWCL rigged the awards. All of the nominees are of mainstream comics by friends of the site. Not one alternative or underground comic.

Fuck you.


To be full of truth (unlike, may I remark, yourself, oh dear nutty one, (not unlike a poor quality cake consumable made in substandard factories in places unknown to the civilised world) I am filled with the truth to the point of that it overflows from my mouth in to the air to your dear ear) the comic that you do so write was not so much appealing as much as appalling to the voter and in so being, did not gain the votes required, to claim this award was in some way "rigged", is a fallacy and I do so challenge you to come up with a hypothesis that is based on fact not conjecture taking in all the factual evidence and/or conditions around that this award is based.

For your consideration:-

No Judge may have a comic within the awards,
Most Judges have no prior history with this site or one may add had prior interactions (professional or social) with myself or other members of the team,
Awards are, in essence, a popularity contest and in being so, in the first stages at least, exclusive to popular comics only (this, perhaps sadly, rules out comics of persons rejected by the community for unjust behaviour and that the content of said comic is of a substandard or offensive to nominators or judges),
Violations of the terms of the contest are not permitted, namely, self promotion and multiple invalid votes (be that from the same ip or by the same person, please remember we know everything about the submitter that is required for nomination validation),
Wasting our time will not be tolerated and will be dealt with in according to the rules set out in T&C.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ymark14 wrote:
Where the fuck is Horndog? One of the best-drawn, best-written and funniest webcomics to debut in 2009, and not one nomination?

It's pretty damn clear that TWCL rigged the awards. All of the nominees are of mainstream comics by friends of the site. Not one alternative or underground comic.

Fuck you.


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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oppernaR wrote:
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Yes.
I believe that is the correct response.

Wait, wasn't Horndog the guy who got disqualified for trying to multiple vote himself? The dude's clearly a nutjob, perhaps it was unfair to exclude multiple personalities from voting individually?
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps we do need a new award after all: the Horndog Award for Biggest Nutjob in Webcomics. We can affectionately refer to it as a Bengo, or something.
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ymark14 wrote:
Where the fuck is Horndog? One of the best-drawn, best-written and funniest webcomics to debut in 2009, and not one nomination?

It's pretty damn clear that TWCL rigged the awards. All of the nominees are of mainstream comics by friends of the site. Not one alternative or underground comic.

Fuck you.




And this was the night I made myself a powerful enemy from the underground, one of the most feared undergound top-class meanies from undergound. Did I already mention underground?

Yes that was stupid from me but so is that what you do.
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