Tuesday, June 16, 2009

ICOM Independent Comics Award 2009

The winners of Germany’s annual ICOM Independent Comics Award were announced at this weekend’s Munich Comics Festival:


BEST INDEPENDENT COMIC:
Die sechs Schüsse von Philadelphia
by Ulrich Scheel (Avant Verlag)


BEST SHORT COMIC: Raues Sitten: Das Babybuch
by Leo Leowald (Reprodukt)


OUTSTANDING SCENARIO: Tara oder Der Marterpfahl, der Leben heisst
by Spong (Katzenjammer Verlag)


OUTSTANDING ARTWORK: Der Schicksalsgnom: Die Trilogie
by Robert Mühlich and Bastian Baier (Zwerchfell Verlag)


SPECIAL AWARD – REMARKABLE COMICS PUBLICATION: Orang Comic Magazin #7: "The End of the World"
edited by Sascha Hommer (Reprodukt)


SPECIAL AWARD – REMARKABLE ACCOMPLISHMENT OR PUBLICATION: Comicgate Magazin Nr. 3
edited by Thomas Koegel and Frauke Pfeiffer (Comicgate)


HONORARY MENTIONS: Fashionvictims, Trendverächter: Bildkolumnen und Minireportagen aus Berlin
by Ulli Lust (Avant Verlag)


Kommissar Eisele: Kripo Stuttgart
by Martin Frei (Gringo Comics)


Paralleluniversum: Urknall
by Ivo Kircheis (Beatcomix)


Schalke: Helden von ganz unten, 1904-1945
by Michael Vogt (Konturblau)


 

Congratulations to all winners, especially to Frauke and Thomas of Comicgate, whose efforts in promoting young talent in particular were lauded by the jury—it’s about time!

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