The LEDGER AWARDS have been organised to acknowledge excellence in Australian comic art and publishing. Named after pioneering Australian cartoonist Peter Ledger (1945 – 1994) , the awards were first held in 2005-2007. After a hiatus, the Awards returned in 2014 with a new structure.
The nominations and awards are for work published and events held in the calendar year, January 1 to December 31.
The Ledger Awards are a fully independent initiative. It is non-profit. It has no affiliations or links with organisations, businesses or other parties outside of sponsorship.
Tim McEwen‘s best known comics work is Greener Pastures, co-created in 1990 with Michael Michalandos. Tim’s the co-founder of Supanova Pop Culture Expo, a film storyboard and concept artist, illustrator, educator, designer and dad. Tim has returned to the Committee in October 2018 after a break of several years.
Gary Chaloner‘s many comics projects include Will Eisner’s John Law, Flash Damingo & The Jackaroo, The Undertaker Morton Stone, Planet of the Apes: Urchak’s Folly, Red Kelso and The Olympians. Gary was the co-host of The Comic Spot podcast, launched the website AustralianComicsJournal.com and is currently working on the super hero series Cyclone Force.
Christy Marx was married to Peter Ledger from 1983 until his untimely death in 1994. She lives and works as a writer in the United States. Her comic book credits include Sisterhood of Steel, Birds of Prey and Sword of Sorcery.
Gary Chaloner launched the first Ledger Awards in 2005 and is currently a member of the Organising Committee.