Friday, March 27, 2009


Low and behold tis the time for another announcement of winners. It was some time ago, December actually, that Nick Magazine announced it’s first annual Comic Awards. An amazing number of fans, 17,000, voted for their favorite comics. Like it or not, kids read comics and for many it is their first foray into the world of reading for enjoyment.

And the winners are …

Favorite Graphic Novel
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet Books/Harry Abrams

Favorite Comic Book Series
Simpsons comics, Bongo Comics

Cutest Comic Character
Snoopy – from Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz (United Feature Syndicate)

Favorite Comic Strip
Garfield by Jim Davis (Universal Press Syndicate)

Best Hair in Comics
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson (Universal Press Syndicate)
Favorite Manga Series
Best of Pokémon Adventures, by Hidenori Kusaka and Mato (Viz)

Grossest Thing in Comics
The Cheese from Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books/Abrams)

Favorite Fantasy Graphic Novel
Bone (series), by Jeff Smith

“Our readers have spoken, and thousands have cast their votes," said Laura Galen, Editorial Director of Nick Magazine. "This contest presented us with a great opportunity to engage our readers and make them a part of the editorial process. We hope they'll enjoy seeing their favorites in print."

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