I always find it helps to define what a thing is not.
Flash animation is not, in my mind a "webcomic." Animated anything is a whole 'nother world.
Ah Calculatus Eliminatus! A very valuable technique. I'll get Thing 1 and Thing 2 right on that....
Though for the purposes of the awards, I would have to look at how it started. If it is originally a print comic that is also available on the web (Non-Sequitor), I would not think of it as a webcomic. If it is originally a webcomic with some printed material or an author that has transitioned from print to the web (The Foglios), then they qualify. _________________
Also be sure to read ttallan's