Thursday, December 11, 2008


Nick Magazine, the flagship for kids’ magazines, is counting on kids ages 14 and younger to vote in the mag’s first-ever comic awards. Voting runs until Dec. 31 and young people have two ways to vote: online or by mail. Ballots are available online or in the December issue of Nick Magazine. The best comics will be announced in the April 2009 issue.

“The Nick Magazine Comics Awards tap into kids’ increasing enthusiasm and excitement over graphic novels and comics,” said Laura Galen, Editorial Director of Nick Magazine. “Our readers have consistently told us how much they love The Comic Book in each issue of Nick Magazine, and now we’re giving them the opportunity to tell us about all of their favorite comics.”

The eight categories and the nominees are as follows:

Favorite Graphic Novel
The Arrival by Shaun Tan
Baby Mouse (series) by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Bone (series) by Jeff Smith
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series) by Jeff Kinney
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Naruto (series) by Masashi Kishimoto

Favorite Comic Book Series
Star Wars

Cutest Comic Character
Bartleby (from Bone series)
Snoopy (from Peanuts)
Super Diaper Baby (from Super Diaper Baby)
Manny (from Diary of a Wimpy Kid series)

Favorite Comic Strip
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
FoxTrot by Bill Amend
Garfield by Jim Davis
Mutts by Patrick McDonnell
Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz

Best Hair in Comics
Calvin (from Calvin and Hobbes)
Kakashi Hatake (from Naruto)
Storm (from X–Men comics)
Veronica (from Archie comics)

Favorite Manga Series
Best of Pokémon Adventures by Hidenori Kusaka and Mato
Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya
Kingdom Hearts II by Shiro Amano
Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto
One Piece by Eiichiro Oda

Grossest Thing in Comics
Captain Underpants’ underpants (from Captain Underpants series)
The Cheese (from Diary of a Wimpy Kid series)
Venom’s tongue (from Spider–Man comics)
Wolverine’s back hair (from X–Men and Wolverine comics)

Favorite Fantasy Graphic Novel
Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi
Bone (series) by Jeff Smith
Redwall the Graphic Novel by Brian Jacques, Stuart Moore and Brett Blevins
Warriors (manga series) by Erin Hunter
W.I.T.C.H. (series)

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