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SPACE Prize Finalists Announced

Written by Christian Hoffer and Frank Miller on Wednesday, December 04 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

SPACE Prize Finalists Announced

Finalists for the small press prizes were announced this morning.

Source: SPACE Website

The Small Press Alternative Comics Expo (SPACE) announced the finalists for the 2013 SPACE Awards, which are given out to the best comics appearing at the previous year's festival.  This year's batch of finalists are particularly good, and I certainly don't envy SPACE organizer Bob Corby, the judges and the other exhibtors of picking winners among them.  

Some of my favorite comics that made the cut are Black Rose by Aaron Minier, Christopher Arndt and Brandon Peat, Burning Building Comix (which was probably the most inventive comic I read this year) by Jeff Zwirek, Radio Free Gahanna by James Moore and Joel Jackson and The Signifiers by Michael Neno.  I also liked seeing Matt Dembecki, Chris Charlton, Andrew Meyerhoefer and Sean Kumpf's names pop up.  They're all very good creators, and nice people to boot. 

Here are a list of the finalists:

General Category

Black Rose Book One: Between Worlds
Artists: Aaron Minier
Writers: Christopher Arndt & Brandon Peat

Burning Building Comix
Imperial Press
Jeff Zwirek

District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington, DC
Fulcrum Publishing
Editor: Matt Demicki
3148 Hartwick La.

Endtime: The Arrival
Capstan Comics
Artist: Gerry Kissell
Writer: Tim Kenyon

Tinto Press LLC
Jason Walz

Little Guardians Book 1
Artist: Leo Cherolis
Writer: Ed Cho

With Only Five Plums
Writer: Terry Eisele
Artist: Jonathon Riddle

Xoc: The Journey of a Great White
Oni Press
Matt Dembicki


General Category

Binary Gray #3 & 4
Assailant Comics
Writer: Chris Charton
Artist: Rowel Roque

Black Heart #1
Assailant Comics
Writer: Chris Charlton
Artists: David Hollenbach

Panel: Columbus
Editors: Sean McGurr, Dara Naraghi

Plastic Farm #22
Plastic Farm Press
Rafer Roberts

Radio Free Gahanna #3
2 Headed Monster Comics
Artist: Joel Jackson
Writer: James Moore

Ragged Rider: Tales of a Cowboy Mummy
So How ‘Bout Comics?
Writer: Andrew Meyerhoefer
Artist: Seth Kumpf

Reptile Museum
Ray Ray Books
Cody Pickrodt

The Signifiers #1 & 2
M.R.Neno Productions
Michael Neno

The Trouble w/ Love
Vantage: Inhouse Productions
Writer: Victor Dandridge
Artist: Harold Edge

Wild Women of the Kitty-Kat Galaxy!
Hula Cat Comics
Writer: Sean Frost
Artists: Rafer Roberts & Wendi Strang-Frost


Minicomics/Short Stories Category

As Eavesdropped Vol. 4
Fridge Magnet Concoctions
Suzanne Baumann

Better Together
Elephant Eater Comics
Ryan Claytor

Blind Spot #2
Joseph Remanant

"Dead Air" from
Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Chad Lambert

Death After a Rather Nice Lunch
Christina Wald

D-Tales #2&3
Tom Davidson

Dutchy Digest #7
Writer: Steven Hager
Artist: Bruce Rosenberger

Free City from Panel: Columbus
Writer: Tony Goins
Artist: Craig Bogart

Home from Panel: Columbus
Writer: KT Swartz
Artist: Brent Bowman

Happy Glyphs Comics
John Steventon

It Felt Like a Kiss from NIX Comics Quarterly #5
NIX Comics
Writer: James Moore

Paul & Olly
Samantha Kyle

Perpetual Motion
Pam Bliss

Ragged Rider: Eat Lead, Sasparilla Silly,Doodle Dawdlin’ & Hustler Horse
So How ‘Bout Comics?
Writer: Andrew Meyerhoefer
Artist: Seth Kumpf

Small Wars of Inconsequential Beings
Jason Hart

Traveler Seeks Gainful Employ from Ladies Chatter

Spectare Creative
Writer: Marta Tanrikulu
Artist: Leila del Duca

"Urban Legend” from District Comics
Fulcrum Publishing
Writer: Chad Lambert
Artist: Matt Dembicki

Webcomic Category

From Three to Four
Flying Weevil Productions
Chris Monday

Little Guardians
Artist: Lee Cherolis
Writer: Ed Cho

Mixed Drink Wednesday
Drunken Cat Comics
Writers Derek Baxter, Brian Canini & Dave Grant
Artist: Brian Canini

Mutant Elf
1st Issue Comics
Steven Myers

Nextuss: Search for the Ocean Shard Vol. 1
515 Comics
Writers: Thomas Hotka & Trey Peterson
Artist: Thomas Hotka

Thirty Four
Flying Weevil Productions
Chris Monday

Zombi Marge Comix
Hooha Comics
Tim Fuller



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