Publishers’ Weekly Heap Praise on a Web-born Comic

Small Stories Online creator and contributor Derek Kirk Kim’s Same Difference and Other Stories was recently chosen by Publisher’s Weekly as one of the best books of 2003, in their Comics category.

Here’s a full list of the Comic laureates:

The Sandman: Endless Nights, Neil Gaiman (DC/Vertigo)
Palomar, Gilbert Hernandez (Fantagraphics)
Same Difference and Other Stories, Derek Kirk Kim (Alternative Comics)
Nightmare Alley, Spain Rodriguez (Fantagraphics)
The Fixer, by Joe Sacco (Drawn & Quarterly)
Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi (Pantheon)
Blankets, by Craig Thompson (Top Shelf)

“Small Difference” and the other wonderful short stories found in Kirk Kim’s compilation book first appeared exclusively on the web on his Small Stories site.

You can find the full Publisher’s Weekly awards feature here.

NOTE: Thanks to Fetus-X‘s Eric Millikin for the story lead!