Listed below are the final nominees in each category. Awards are for work published in the 2006 calendar year. Recipient listed in bold.


AUSTRALIAN TITLE OF THE YEAR
Local publishers distributing mainly in Australia.

  • Passionate Nomads by Philip Bentley and various
  • Surfing the Deathline, Matt Godden (story & art), Golgotha Graphics
  • Azerath by Daniel Lawson (story) and Ryan Wilton (art), Phosphorescent Comics/Creatorline

INTERNATIONAL TITLE OF THE YEAR
Titles distributed overseas and within Australia featuring Australian talent.

  • What If: X-Men, David Yardin (pencils), Marvel.
  • Birds of Prey, Nicola Scott (art). DC Comics
  • Detective Comics, Shane McCarthy (writer), DC Comics.

WEBCOMIC OR COMIC STRIP OF THE YEAR
Produced by Australian creators.


WRITER OF THE YEAR
Print or web.

  • Philip Bentley (Passionate Nomads, Word Balloons)
  • Matt Godden (Surfing the Deathline)
  • Graeme McDonald (Vigil, After Life)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Full art, penciller, painter or multimedia. Print or web.

  • Trudy Cooper (Platinum Grit)
  • David Yardin (What If? X-Men Deadly Genesis, various )
  • Matt Godden (Surfing the Deathline)

SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY OF THE YEAR
Print or web.

  • “The Amorous Adventures of Jane Digby”, Philip Bentley (story) and various (artist), Passionate Nomads
  • “Surfing the Deathline, Episode 1” by Matt Godden (story & art), Surfing the Deathline #1
  • “Crab Allan: Gothic Boogaloo” by Luke Weber (story & art), Sureshot Presents…

PRODUCTION DESIGN OF THE YEAR
Australian comic, website, publication or event.

  • Darrell Merritt, Passionate Nomads
  • Matt Godden, Surfing the Deathline
  • David Cunning, Local Act Comics

ACHIEVEMENT OF THE YEAR
Australian artist, publisher, entrepreneur or event. Business or creative.

  • Doujicon (Avi Bernshaw, co-ordinator)
  • 24 Hour Comics Challenge (Mark Selan, co-ordinator)
  • Heroes and Villains Exhibition (Kevin Patrick, curator)

RETAIL OUTLET OF THE YEAR
In recognition of Australian retail excellence and support in 2006.

  • Kings Comics, Sydney
  • Phase Two Comics, Pulp Fiction (tie)
  • Minotaur Books, Melbourne

FAVOURITE FOREIGN COMIC BOOK OR GRAPHIC NOVEL OF THE YEAR
Favourite comic book or graphic novel (English or foreign language) released by overseas publishers during the year.

  • All-Star Superman (DC Comics)
  • Fell (Image Comics)
  • Hellboy: Strange Places (Dark Horse)

FAVOURITE FOREIGN CREATOR OF THE YEAR
Favourite international creator (artist, writer etc.) with work released during the year.

  • Frank Quitely
  • Garth Ennis, Warren Ellis (tie)

PLATINUM LEDGER

  • Greg Gates