2014 Award Recipients

2014 GOLD LEDGER

Toormina Video. Pat Grant

2014 SILVER LEDGER

Finding Gossamyr: Vol. 1. Sarah Ellerton, artist; David Rodriguez, writer (Th3rd World Studios)

2014 BRONZE LEDGERS

An ANZAC Tale. Ruth Starke, author; Greg Holfeld, illustrator (Working Title Press)

Grubby Little Smudges of Filth. Daniel Reed (SLG Publishing)

Mr Unpronounceable Adventures. Tim Molloy (Milk Shadow Books)

 

2014 PLATINUM LEDGERS

John Dixon

Ben Hutchings

Gap Year Award Recipients

 2008 GOLD LEDGERS (for work published in 2007)

The Great Gatsby. Nicki Greenberg. (Allen & Unwin)

Vowels. Skye Ogden. (Gestalt Publishing)

2009 GOLD LEDGERS (for work published in 2008)

The Sacrifice. Bruce Mutard. (Allen & Unwin)

In For The Krill #1. Jill Brett & Greg Holfeld (Panic Productions)

2010 GOLD LEDGERS (for work published in 2009)

Hollow Fields Omnibus Collection. Madeleine Rosca. (Seven Seas)

Alec: The Years Have Pants. Eddie Campbell. (Top Shelf Productions)

Digested.02. Bobby.N. (Gestalt Publishing)

 Flinch. (Gestalt Publishing)

 2011 GOLD LEDGERS (for work published in 2010)

Changing Ways. Book 1: Mutation. Justin Randall. (Gestalt Publishing)

The Playwright. Daren White & Eddie Campbell. (Top Shelf Productions)

2012 GOLD LEDGERS (for work published in 2011)

Blue. Pat Grant. (Online 2011: www.boltonblue.com. Print edition 2012:Top Shelf Productions/Giramondo)

Hidden. Mirranda Burton. (Black Pepper)

2013 GOLD LEDGERS (for work published in 2012)

Mad Bonaz 4 Lyfe. Andrew Fulton. (Self-published)

It Shines and Shakes and Laughs. Tim Molloy. (Milk Shadow Books)

2014 Judges’ Short List

The 2014 Ledger Awards Organising Committee is proud to announce the 2014 Judges’ Short List. These projects garnered final votes from the Judging Panel. Recipients of the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards, drawn from this list, will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on Friday, 11 April at the State Library of Victoria.

An Anzac Tale. Ruth Starke, author; Greg Holfeld, illustrator (Working Title Press)

Cordite 43.1: Pumpkin. Bruce Mutard, Queenie Chan, Marijka Gooding, Gregory Mackay, Mandy Ord, Frank Candiloro, Mirranda Burton, Bernard Caleo, Pat Grant,
Kirrily Schell. Kent MacCarter, Ed. (Cordite Poetry Review)

The Corner Store. Louie Joyce (self published)

Da ‘n’ Dill – The Showbag Years. Dillon Naylor (Milk Shadow Books)

The Deep Vol. 2: The Vanishing Island. Tom Taylor, writer; James Brouwer, artist; Wolfgang Bylsma, ed. (Gestalt Publishing)

Demons. Tony Thorne (self published)

Digested.06. Bobby N., writer/artist; Wolfgang Bylsma, ed. (Gestalt Publishing)

Finding Gossamyr Vol. 1. Sarah Ellerton, artist; David Rodriguez, writer (Th3rd World Studios)

Good Dog, Whiskey. Kent Kobi (self published)

Grubby Little Smudges of Filth. Daniel Reed (SLG Publishing)

Itty Bitty Bunnies in Rainbow Pixie Candy Land. Dean Rankine (Action Lab – Danger Zone)

Kranburn. Ben Michael Byrne (self published/FEC Comics)

Life Zone. Simon Hanselmann, Lashna Tuschewski, Marc Pearson (Space Face Books)

The Long Weekend in Alice Springs. Joshua Santospirito, adapted from the original essay by Craig San Roque (San Kessto Publications)

Mr. Unpronounceable Adventures. Tim Molloy (Milk Shadow Books)

Neomad Book One: Space Junk. Sutu (Gestalt Publishing)

Neomad Book Two: The Last Crystal. Sutu (Gestalt Publishing)

Pubes of Fire, Pubes of Flame. Andrew Fulton (self published/Smaller Comics)

Rosa Goes For A Walk. Nic Lawson (self published)

Squirt-Stone – The Collected Plump Oyster Volume 1. Ben Constantine (Milk Shadow Books)

St. Owl’s Bay. Simon Hanselmann (Floating World)

Toormina Video. Pat Grant (self published)

We Can Go Anywhere But We’ll Always Be Where We Are. Katie Parrish (self published)

You are invited!

Ledgers2014-invitation

(Text version below…)

The Ledger Awards Organising Committee and major sponsor,
Supanova Pop Culture Expo
cordially invite you to

The 2014 LEDGER AWARDS Ceremony
Acknowledging excellence in Australian comics and publishing

To be held on
Friday, 11 April 2014 at
Experimedia, The State Library of Victoria
328 Swanston St, Melbourne

Featuring Master of Ceremonies
Bernard Caleo

and an exclusive
Q&A with
BEN TEMPLESMITH
hosted by Emmet O’Cuana

RSVP: tim@ledgerawards.org

Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start. This is a free event.
We reserve the right to cap admittance once venue capacity is met.

Visit www.LedgerAwards.org for further information and updates.

With thanks to our generous and supportive sponsors…

Supanova Pop Culture Expo
State Library of Victoria
Jeffries Printing Services
Comic Books On Demand
All Star Comics, Melbourne
Impact Comics!, Canberra

Project samples for Ledger judging

The 2014 Ledger Awards Judging Panel is currently working through the Long List on the Ledger’s website. Each judge will be developing a list of works that they would like to see more of. The Organising Committee will be contacting various creators and publishers to have copies of these projects sent for further judging assessment. This is not a final decision, but an important stage in the judging process.

To this end, the Organising Committee would like to extend an invitation to ALL creators (if they want their work GUARANTEED to be read by the judges), to send in copies of work published in the 2013 calendar year.

Send six copies of your printed project to:

Ledger Awards 
PO Box 7002,
Silverwater
NSW  2128

A single, digital copy (PDF et al.) can be emailed to:

mail@ledgerawards.org
Subject line:
Ledger Awards: judging copy

Deadline for copies: Friday, 28 February, 2014.

2014 Judging Panel announced

The Ledger Awards, established to acknowledge and promote excellence in comic arts and publishing in Australia, announces the 2014 Judging Panel.

The organising committee invited a group of six – drawn from a mix of creators, retailers, publishers, scholars and commentators on Australian comics – to participate in the selection of recipients for this year’s awards. All six agreed to come on board.

We are very honoured and proud to announce the 2014 Ledger Awards Judging Panel:

Philip Bentley, Mal Briggs, Dr. Elizabeth MacFarlane, Tim McBurnie, Joe Morris and Mark Sexton.

Short bios of each of the Judging Panel are available to read here.

The awards are open to any individual comics/sequential art projects, print and/or digital/web, that are produced (all or in part) by an Australian creator (who identifies as Australian or lives in Australia), or publishers whose main business operations are based in Australia.

The Judged Panel will consider each project on its own merits in creativity, craft and execution.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Ledgers will be awarded for outstanding comics work published in the calendar year January 1 to December 31, 2013. Two Platinum Ledgers will also be presented to acknowledge individuals whose contributions to comic art, publishing and community in Australia have helped shape the art form in a meaningful way.

The recipients will be announced during a ceremony held on the weekend of Supanova Melbourne (further details to be announced), April 2014.

Projects can be added to the Long List via the website’s Call for Entries page. The deadline for submissions via the website is January 31, 2014.

Announcing The Ledger Awards for excellence in Australian comic art and publishing

The Ledger Awards, established to acknowledge and promote excellence in comic arts and publishing in Australia, are being re-launched with a ceremony to be held in Melbourne in April 2014. Inaugurated in 2005, they return after a five-year hiatus with a new structure and a new major sponsor: Supanova Pop Culture Expo. Fully independent and run as a not-for-profit annual event, they are named after the pioneering Australian cartoonist Peter Ledger (1945 – 1994).

Gold, Silver and Bronze Ledgers will be presented for outstanding comics work published in the calendar year January 1 to December 31, 2013. Two Platinum Ledgers will also be presented to acknowledge individuals whose contributions to comic art, publishing and community in Australia have helped shape the art form in a meaningful way.

web_logo.jpgJudged by a panel of experts (soon to be announced) the awards are open to any individual comics/sequential art projects, print and/or digital/web, that are produced (all or in part) by an Australian creator (who identifies as Australian or lives in Australia), or publishers whose main business operations are based in Australia. The Ledger Awards are not a popularity vote, with the judges being asked to consider each project on its own merits in creativity, craft and execution.

“In my twenty-nine years of involvement in the Australian comics scene, I have never seen such an exciting and productive time as now. Quality and quantity are at their highest levels and I believe we’re truly in a new golden age for home-grown comics. They deserve wider recognition, celebration and promotion, and that’s why we’ve relaunched The Ledger Awards,” says Ledgers organising committee member, Tim McEwen.