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.

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.

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.