If you are a member of Sasquan, the World Science Fiction Convention (http://sasquan.org/), then you should exercise your right to nominate the finalist for the prestigious Hugo Award. Seriously. Get to work, you.
I’ve had a number of people ask me what I’m nominating this year in the Graphic Story category. This is certainly the area where I have the most expertise (for what it’s worth), so I’ve decided to list them for people who may not know who is doing what out there. Again, I must concede that everything on my list is a webcomic. That’s because I think some of the best graphic stories are being done by webcomic creators. Even if you don’t vote for them, check them out (They’re free!)
I will start out with our own ‘Girl Genius and the Beast of the Rails’ Phil & Kaja Foglio & Cheyenne Wright. Published by Airship Entertainment. (http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php#.VPvjS0aRbWQ) I have a vested interest in this one, and freely admit it.
The Order of the Stick; Blood Runs In The Family. Rich Burlew. Published by Giant in the Playground Games. You think we’re taking a long time telling the Girl Genius story? Ha! Check this out. However Rich cheats by being very funny, damn him. (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0976.html)
Widdershins; Piece of Cake. Kate Ashwin. Widdershins Press. Delightful comic about magical detectives. Great characters! (http://www.widdershinscomic.com/)
Schlock Mercenary; Broken Wind. Howard Taylor. Hypernode Media. Hard Science fiction with space mercenaries and aliens and everything. Jeez! Read it already! (http://www.schlockmercenary.com/)
Stand Still-Stay Silent. Mina Sundberg. The most gorgeous post apocalyptic story you will ever see. (http://www.sssscomic.com/)
So there they are- nominate and enjoy!