Prism Awards Nominees

The inaugural  Prism Awards will be presented Saturday during the Queer Comics Expo at SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco. This year’s judged are Rob McMonigal, Ajuan Mance, Kirwan McHarry, Jon Erik Christianson, Jack Baur, AJ Real, Mel Reiff Hill, Nia King, Brian Andersen, Heidi MacDonald, Mey Rude and William O. Tyler.

The past few years has seen in increase in comics featuring LGBTQ+ characters and creators. As the medium becomes increasingly diverse, it’s only natural that’s reflected in industry awards. Enter the Prism Awards.

The judges for the inaugural awards are

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The full list of finalists can be found below:

Best Short Form Comic

Nothing Wrong With Me by Dylan Edwards

Flux by E Jackson

Liar by Hari Conner

The Kiss of the Demoness by Gillian Pascasio

Best Webcomic

With Great Abandon by EH MacMillian

Failing Sky: Ghost Story by Scout Tran-Caffee

Villainette by Scout Tran-Caffee

Best Comic From a Small to Midsize Press

Destiny, NY Volume One: Who I Used to Be by Pat Shand (Writer), Manuel Preitano (Artist), Jim Campbell (Letterer), and Shannon Lee (Editor)

Short Gay Stories by H-P Lehkonen

Active Voice The Comic Collection by P. Kristen Enos (writer), Heidi Ho (contributing writer), Casandra Grullon (artist), Derek Chua (artist), Leesamarie Croal (artist), Beth Varni (artist), and Dan Parent (cover art)

Best Single Issue From a Mainstream Publisher

Supergirl: Being Super #1 by Mariko Tamaki (writer), Joëlle Jones (pencils), Sandu Florea (inks), Kelly Fitzpatrick (colorist), Saida Temofonte (letters), Jones and Fitzpatrick (cover art)

The Backstagers #1 by James Tynion IV (writer), and Rian Sygh (artist)

Lumberjanes #17 by Noelle Stevenson (writer), Shannon Watters (writer), and Brooke Allen (artist)

Best Anthology

Beyond: The Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthologyedited by Sfé R. Monster & Taneka Stotts

POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology edited by Joamette GilFood Porn edited by Gina Biggs

Chainmail Bikini: The Anthology of Women Gamers edited by Hazel Newlevant


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