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WCCA 2004 Finalists Posted

The finalists for the 2004 Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards have been posted. With this milestone, the polls are now open for all registered web cartoonists (registration information can be found here) to determine this year's winners. The fight for Outstanding Newcomer looks very interesting with Count Your Sheep, Questionable Content, Skirting Danger, and Sore Thumbs all vying for the title.

(Full List of Nominees Below)

2004 Nominees

OUTSTANDING COMIC FINALISTS:
Count Your Sheep by Adrian Ramos
It's Walky! by David Willis
Penny Arcade by Mike Krahulik & Jerry Holkins
Reman Mythology by Amy Kim Ganter
Scary Go Round by John Allison
Something Positive by R. K. Milholland

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OUTSTANDING NEWCOMER FINALISTS:
Count Your Sheep by Adrian Ramos
Questionable Content by J. Jacques
Skirting Danger by Meredith Gran
Sore Thumbs by Owen Gieni & Chris Crosby

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OUTSTANDING ART:
Alpha Shade by Christopher Brudlos & Joseph Brudlos
Mac Hall by Ian McConville & Matt Boyd
Penny Arcade by Mike Krahulik & Jerry Holkins
Scary-Go-Round by John Allison

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OUTSTANDING WRITING:
Achewood by Chris Onstad
It's Walky! by David Willis
Penny Arcade by Mike Krahulik & Jerry Holkins
Scary-Go-Round by John Allison

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OUTSTANDING USE OF FLASH:
Alpha Shade by Christopher Brudlos & Joseph Brudlos
Externality by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey
Homestar Runner by the Brothers Chaps
Secret of Mana Theatre by Sprite Monkey

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OUTSTANDING USE OF INFINITE CANVAS:
Externality by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey
The Morning Improv by Scott McCloud
Pup by Drew Weing
The Right Number by Scott McCloud

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OUTSTANDING WEBSITE DESIGN:
9th Elsewhere by Caroline Curtis
Alpha Shade by Christopher Brudlos & Joseph Brudlos
Goats by Johnathan Rosenberg
Mike's Stupid Comic by Mike Laidman
Ornery Boy by Michael Lalonde
Penny Arcade by Mike Krahulik & Jerry Holkins
Sam and Fuzzy by Sam Logan

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OUTSTANDING BLACK AND WHITE ART:
Fallen Angel Used Books by John Fortman
Megatokyo by Fred Gallagher
Sam and Fuzzy by Sam Logan
Sinfest by Tatsuya Ishida
Zebra Girl by Joe England

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OUTSTANDING CHARACTER (Visual):
Megatokyo by Fred Gallagher
Sinfest by Tatsuya Ishida
VG Cats by Scott Ramsoomair
Wapsi Square by Paul Taylor

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OUTSTANDING NEW CHARACTER DESIGN:
Only one comic met the nomination requirements for this category.
check back on July 25th to descover the automatic winner.

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OUTSTANDING ENVIRONMENT DESIGN:
9th Elsewhere by Caroline Curtis
Alpha Shade by Christopher Brudlos & Joseph Brudlos
Megatokyo by Fred Gallagher
Penny Arcade by Mike Krahulik & Jerry Holkins
Reman Mythology by Amy Kim Ganter
Scary-Go-Round by John Allison

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OUTSTANDING LAYOUT:
9th Elsewhere by Caroline Curtis
Mac Hall by Ian McConville & Matt Boyd
Megatokyo by Fred Gallagher

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OUTSTANDING USE OF COLOR:
Athena Voltaire by Paul Daly, Steve Bryant, Chad Fidler
Count Your Sheep by Adrian Ramos
Mac Hall by Ian McConville & Matt Boyd
Penny Arcade by Mike Krahulik & Jerry Holkins
VG Cats by Scott Ramsoomair

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OUTSTANDING CHARACTER (Writing):
Count Your Sheep by Adrian Ramos
College Roomies From Hell!!! by Maritza Campos
Megatokyo by Fred Gallagher
Scary Go Round by John Allison

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OUTSTANDING COMEDIC COMIC:
Count Your Sheep by Adrian Ramos
Penny Arcade by Mike Krahulik & Jerry Holkins
Player vs. Player by Scott Kurtz
Scary Go Round by John Allison

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OUTSTANDING DRAMATIC COMIC:
9th Elsewhere by Caroline Curtis
Demonology 101 by Faith Erin Hicks
Fans! by T Campbell
It's Walky! by David Willis
Jack by David Hopkins
Megatokyo by Fred Gallagher

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OUTSTANDING LONG FORM COMIC:
Demonology 101 by Faith Erin Hicks
Megatokyo by Fred Gallagher
Reman Mythology by Amy Kim Ganter

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OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM COMIC:
Count Your Sheep by Adrian Ramos
Player vs. Player by Scott Kurtz
Sinfest by Tatsuya Ishida
Sam and Fuzzy by Sam Logan
Wigu by Jeff Rowland

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OUTSTANDING STORY CONCEPT:
9th Elsewhere by Caroline Curtis
Count Your Sheep by Adrian Ramos
Elf Only Inn by Josh Sortelli
Return To Sender by Vera Brosgol
Scary Go Round by John Allison
Wigu by Jeff Rowland

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OUTSTANDING ANTHROPOMORPHIC COMIC:
Ozy and Millie by David Craig Simpson
Purple Pussy by Dave Kelly
Sabrina Online by Eric W. Schwartz
VG Cats by Scott Ramsoomair

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OUTSTANDING FANTASY COMIC:
A Modest Destiny by Sean Howard
Cascadia by Clio Chiang
Count Your Sheep by Adrian Ramos
Errant Story by Michael Poe
Reman Mythology by Amy Kim Ganter
Spells & Whistles by Tauhid Bondia

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OUTSTANDING GAMING COMIC:
Ctrl+Alt+Del by Tim Buckley
Penny Arcade by Mike Krahulik & Jerry Holkins
Player vs. Player by Scott Kurtz
VG Cats by Scott Ramsoomair

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OUTSTANDING REALITY COMIC:
American Elf by James Kochalka
Keaner.net by Kean Soo
Questionable Content by J. Jacques
Real Life by Greg Dean
Something Positive by R. K. Milholland
You Damn Kid! by Owen Dunne

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OUTSTANDING ROMANTIC COMIC:
Megatokyo by Fred Gallagher
Queen of Wands by Aeire
Questionable Content by J. Jacques
Red String by Gina Biggs

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OUTSTANDING SCIENCE FICTION COMIC:
Alpha Shade by Christopher Brudlos & Joseph Brudlos
It's Walky! by David Willis
Melonpool by Steve Troop
Saturnalia by space coyote
Schlock Mercenary by Howard Tayler

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OUTSTANDING SUPERHERO / ACTION COMIC:
The Front by Jerzy Drozd
It's Walky! by David Willis
Killroy and Tina by Justin Pierce
Skirting Danger by Meredith Gran
Sparkling Generation Valkyrie Yuuki by Kittyhawk

Re: WCCA 2004 Finalists Posted

And Homestar Runner is there again this year.... why does the sad clown of life torment me so?

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CalamityJon's picture

It's tormenting me, too. JACK?!

I give. I don't understand the webcomics community at all. Or anything, for that matter.

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Erik Melander's picture

Looks like Reman mythology is this years lightningbolt from a partialy cloudy sky.

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Now, now.. if you don't like it, you don't have to vote for it. But at least it's a webcomic! :)

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Even Gabe pointed out how weird it is that Penny Arcade was nominated for best website design.

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I think the PA's design is very good. The problem is that neither Gabe or Tycho designed it.

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Uncle Ghastly's picture

I think that's the problem. Homestar Runner is not a webcomic. It's a webtoon.

Big difference.

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Xaviar Xerexes's picture

That's a pretty fair point. I wonder if the organizers of the CCAs have verified that they're nominating the right people for that award.

I run this place! Tip the piano player on the way out.

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But is Penny Arcade nominated, or Jerry & Mike?

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Erik Melander's picture

Agreed, I'd go as far as to say that she is likely to get my vote in most (if not all) the categories she's been nominated for.

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I don't know the specifics, but I'm guessing they contributed elements. I mean, G&T may not have hand-coded the thing, but they may have designed graphics, or at very least said "here's what we'd like our page to look like" with a barebones layout in Word.

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Yeah, I'm pretty much shooting in the dark here. I didn't sign up to nominate anyone, so I don't know the rules. Maybe it's not a problem that the design isn't coded by the same people that run the comic, afterall.

But if it isn't, it only makes this category even more useless. I mean, what's the point in awarding someone who has nothing to do with webcomics at all?

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The look and feel of a webcomic site can be as important as the webcomic itself -- it can really affect the reader experience, and thus, is very much webcomic-related.

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If I didn't feel it's important I wouldn't spend so much time and effort on mine, Damonk. But to me it's a little unfair that webcartoonists struggling to code their own pages have to run against professional webdesigners (I have no idea if the girl who designed PA is a professional, but still...).

If you want to award cartoonists for presenting a beautiful design, fine. But webdesigners already have contests of their own, thankyouverymuch.

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Heck, I changed my mind. It's not unfair. Forget what I said.

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I am speechless. Thank you for the support, guys...!

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I think some PA fans are so rabid that they'll nominate Penny Arcade for every category that even seems plausible. Not that there's anything wrong with that if they honestly like PA that much, but the design seems a bit pedestrian to me (shrug).

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Amy's been putting out some good stuff this year. She deserves it far more than "Xbox Joke Of The Day".

it tells me i don't have

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