2016 Award Recipients

2016 GOLD LEDGER

Neomad: The Complete Collection. Sutu, The Love Punks, Satellite Sisters (Gestalt)

2016 SILVER LEDGER

Anders and the Comet. Gregory Mackay (Allen & Unwin)

Black Magick #1-3. Nicola Scott, artist; Chiara Arena, colour assists (with Greg Rucka, Jodi Wynne. Image Comics)

The Diemenois. Jamie Clennett (Hunter Publishers)

Fly the Colour Fantastica. Vikki Ong, Eri Kashima, Nadia Attlee, Alicia Braumberger, Viet-My Bui, Sheree Chuang, Rebecca Hayes, Sam Jacobin, Alisha Jade, Sai Nitivoranant, Natasha Sim, Eevien Tan. (Veriko Operative)

Oglaf. Trudy Cooper & Doug Bayne (Topatoco (US), Lapin Editions (France), online) WARNING: ADULT CONTENT

2016 BRONZE LEDGER

Art Is A Lie. Carol Wood, Susan Butcher (Fabliaux)

Cartoonist. Neale Blanden (self published)

Evermore. Isobelle Carmody, writer. Daniel Reed, artist. (Windy Hollow Books)

Maralinga Book One. Jen Breach, Douglas Holgate (The House of Skullduggery)

2016 PLATINUM LEDGER

Bernard Caleo

LEDGER OF HONOUR (Hall of Fame)

Peter Chapman

Syd Nicholls

2016 Awards Ceremony: you are invited!

The 2016 Ledger Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, April 15 at All Star Comics Melbourne, 53 Queen Street.
 
MC: Bernard Caleo
 
Admission: FREE. Everyone welcome!
 
The Awards will commence upstairs at 7:30pm sharp, but feel free to come along to All Star early to help launch some Aussie comics downstairs at the Pre-Ledgers Comics Launch from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

2016 Short List announced!

The Ledger Awards Organising Committee is proud to announce the 2016 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, 15 April at All Star Comics, Melbourne.

#takedown. David Blumenstein (Pikitia Press)

8house: Yorris, Parts 1 & 2.  Fil Barlow & Helen Maier, writers. Fil Barlow, art. (Image Comics)

9779. Frank Candiloro (FrankenComics)

A Dream. David Goei & Serene Lau (self published)

Anders and the Comet. Gregory Mackay (Allen & Unwin)

Art Is A Lie. Carol Wood, Susan Butcher (Fabliaux)

Astro City #28. Gary Chaloner, penciller (with Kurt Busiek, Wade von Grawbadger, Alex Ross, Wendy Broome, Comicraft. Vertigo/DC Comics)

Black Fish. Tatiana Davidson (self published)

Black Magick #1-3. Nicola Scott, artist; Chiara Arena, colour assists (with Greg Rucka, Jodi Wynne. Image Comics)

Captain Congo: The Mystery of Mau. Ruth Starke, writer. Greg Holfeld, artist. (from The School Magazine)

Cartoonist. Neale Blanden (self published)

The Diemenois. Jamie Clennett (Hunter Publishers)

Down By The Water Was A Wall, Andrew Fulton (self published)

Eew! Dean Rankine (self published)

Empanelled Book 1. Lindsay Arnold. (Knocklofty Press)

Evermore. Isobelle Carmody, writer. Daniel Reed, artist. (Windy Hollow Books)

Exponius Museum. Sutu, director, artist. Elena Lyubarskaya, writer. Stephen Lindberg, programmer (self published, online)

Fast Freddy’s Big Race.  Rob Feldman (self published)

Fly the Colour Fantastica. Vikki Ong, Eri Kashima, Nadia Attlee, Alicia Braumberger, Viet-My Bui, Sheree Chuang, Rebecca Hayes, Sam Jacobin, Alisha Jade, Sai Nitivoranant, Natasha Sim, Eevien Tan. (Veriko Operative)

Headspace. Ryan K Lindsay, writer (with Eric Zawadzki, Sebastián Piriz, Marissa Louise, Dee Cunniffe. IDW/Monkeybrain)

Imagined Mysteries. Anthony Woodward (self published)

Iron Bard Ballisto. Ben Hutchings (Milk Shadow Books)

Lest We Remember. Ele Jenkins (self published, online)

‘Live Forever’ (from Shadow Show #3), Mark Sexton, art (with Sam Weller, Michael Spicer. IDW)

Mad Max: Fury Road: Max, Furiosa, Nux & Immortan Joe. George Miller, story. Nico Lathouris & Mark Sexton, script. Mark Sexton, Tristan Jones, art (with various. Vertigo/DC Comics)

Maralinga Book One. Jen Breach, Douglas Holgate (The House of Skullduggery)

Negative Space. Ryan K Lindsay, writer (with Owen Gieni, Ryan Ferrier. Dark Horse Comics)

Neomad: The Complete Collection. Sutu, The Love Punks, Satellite Sisters (Gestalt)

The Ocean is Broken. Sutu, writer, illustrator, animator. Lhasa Mencur, sound designer. Vitaliy Shirokiy, programmer (self published, online)

Oglaf. Trudy Cooper & Doug Bayne (Topatoco (US), Lapin Editions (France), online) WARNING: ADULT CONTENT

Perfectly Normal Human Being. Luke Humphris (self published, online)

Razorlegs. Sutu (self published)

Salty. Alex e Clark (self published)

The Salty River. Jan Bauer (Twelve Panels Press)

The Sixsmiths Vol. 1 & 2. Jason Franks, J. Marc Schmidt, Jan Scherpenhuizen, Simon Wright, Dean Rankine, Tim McEwen, Bruce Mutard, Sacha Bryning, Aly Faye, Anton McKay, Gregory MacKay, Sarah Howell, Luke Pickett, Jase Harper, Bobby N., Ed Siemienkowicz, Trevor Wood (Caliber)

Swallows Part One. Joshua Santospirito (San Kessto)

These Memories Won’t Last. Sutu, writer, illustrator, animator. Lhasa Mencur, Sound design. Vitaliy Shirokiy, programmer (self published, online)

Trains. Mandy Ord (self published)

Unmasked Vol. 1: Going Straight Is No Way To Die. Christian Read, writer. Emily Smith & Gary Chaloner, artists. (Gestalt)

Unpropitious Fate’ (from Indie Comics Magazine #10) Paul Bradford, writer (with Matt Olsen. Aazurn Publishing)

Villawood: Notes from an immigration detention centre. Safdar Ahmed (The Shipping News, online)

Worst Behaviour. Simon Hanselmann (Pigeon Press) WARNING: ADULT CONTENT

2016 Judging Panel announced

The Ledger Awards, established to acknowledge and promote excellence in comic arts and publishing in Australia, announces the 2016 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.

We are very honoured and proud to announce the 2016 Ledger Awards Judging Panel:

Philip Bentley, Sonya Kerr, Glenn Lumsden, Emmet O’Cuana, Laura Renfrew and John Retallick.

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

Projects can be added to the Long List via the website’s Call for Entries page. The deadline for submissions via this website is January 31, 2016.

2015 Award Recipients

2015 GOLD LEDGER

Awkwood. Jase Harper (Milk Shadow Books)

Pinocchio. David Chauvel, writer. Tim McBurnie, artist. (Editions Delcourt)

 

2015 SILVER LEDGER

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

Very Quiet, Very Still. Chris Gooch (Optic Pop)

 

2015 BRONZE LEDGER

Frankie Holliday. Nic Lawson (self published)

Gente Corriente. Vincent Zabus, writer. Thomas Campi, artist. (Ediciones La Cúpula)

Monster Zero. Frank Candiloro (FrankenComics)

Mr Unpronounceable and the Sect of the Bleeding Eye. Tim Molloy (Milk Shadow Books)

Ned Kelly. Monty Wedd (Comicoz)

Squishzine Brunstown. Various (Squishface Studio)

 

2015 PLATINUM LEDGERS

John Ryan

Alisha Jade

2015 Judges’ Short List

The 2015 Ledger Awards Organising Committee is proud to announce the 2015 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, 10 April at the State Library of Victoria.

Ambient Yeast. Pat Grant (self published)

The ANZAC Legend. Dave Dye (self published)

Art as Life. MP Fikaris (Silent Army)

At Work Inside Our Detention Centres: A Guard’s Story. Sam Wallman, Pat Grant et al. (The Global Mail)

Awkwood. Jase Harper (Milk Shadow Books)

Brothers. Andrew Fulton (self published)

Blood and Bone. Tom O’Hern (San Kessto)

Bug. Scarlette Baccini (self published)

Burger Force #15-18. Jackie Ryan (self published)

Captain Congo: The Perils of Pug. Ruth Starke, writer. Greg Holfeld, artist. (from The School Magazine)

Dark Hope Legacies. Phil Spinks, Chris James Melkizedek (Dark Hope Comics)

Dies Horny and Afraid. Andrew Fulton (self published)

Fortress of Regrets. Katie Parrish (self published)

Frankie Holliday. Nic Lawson (self published)

Gasoline Eye Drops. Chris Gooch (self published)

Gazer. Carla McRae (self published)

Gente Corriente. Vincent Zabus, writer. Thomas Campi, artist. (Ediciones La Cúpula)

In the Tasmania. Christopher Downes (self published)

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

Kudelka and First Dog’s Spiritual Journey. Jon Kudelka and Andrew Marlton (self published)

Megahex. Simon Hanselmann (Fantagraphics)

Modern Polaxis. Sutu et al. (self published)

Monster Zero. Frank Candiloro (FrankenComics)

Mr Unpronounceable and the Sect of the Bleeding Eye. Tim Molloy (Milk Shadow Books)

Ned Kelly. Monty Wedd (Comicoz)

Neomad #3. Sutu & Love Punks (Gestalt)

OI OI OI #2 .Various (Comicoz)

Onna-bugeisha. Frank Candiloro (FrankenComics)

Pinocchio. David Chauvel, writer. Tim McBurnie, artist. (Editions Delcourt)

Pistoleras. Frank Candiloro (FrankenComics)

Seven #4. Alisha Jade (self published)

The Squidder. Ben Templesmith (44Flood/IDW)

Squishzine Brunstown. Various (Squishface Studio)

Teen Dog #1-3. Jake Lawrence (Boom! Studios)

Thistle. Sarah Howell (self published)

Tristian and the Gaza Strip. David Blumenstein (self published)

Two Posh Old Ladies Who Found Themselves in a Bit of a Zombie Apocalypse. Nic Lawson (self published)

Very Quiet, Very Still. Chris Gooch (Optic Pop)

We’m. Andrew Fulton (self published)

“When is A Door Not a Door?” Jen Breach, Douglas Holgate (from Explorer: The Hidden Doors, Amulet Books)

2015 Judging Panel announced

The Ledger Awards, established to acknowledge and promote excellence in comic arts and publishing in Australia, announces the 2015 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.

We are very honoured and proud to announce the 2015 Ledger Awards Judging Panel:

Philip Bentley, Greg Holfeld, Cazz Jennings, Amy Louise Maynard, John Retallick and Mark Sexton.

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

Projects can be added to the Long List via the website’s Call for Entries page. The deadline for submissions via the website is February 13, 2015.

Support the Ledger Awards: sponsors for 2015 needed

With a fantastic judging panel for the 2015 awards about to be announced, and an Awards night locked in for April 10 at The State Library of Victoria, we have opened up the 2015 round of sponsorship. We’re extraordinarily grateful for the wonderful support of our sponsors from last year and are looking to receive similar support from an even wider range of businesses this year.

If you know of (or run) any business or organisation that might be a good match for the Awards, and might be interested in coming on board as sponsors for this year, please drop us a line at mail@ledgerawards.org. As a non-profit event, we depend on our sponsors and will do our best to make their involvement a rewarding one. We have several levels of sponsorship, so feel free to contact us so we can send you further information.

2015 Call for Entries

It’s that time of year when The Ledger Awards calls for all Australian comics projects published in the 2014 calendar year to be listed on the 2014 Long List. This Long List will be used by the Judging Panel to arrive at the Short List and eventual recipients for the 2015 Ledger Awards.

You can submit a project here.

Please note: We are implementing new submission form software to allow for immediate addition to the Long List. If you encounter a problem, please drop us a line. Even though the submissions are added automatically, all entries will be checked by the site admin.

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