No Girls Allowed Awards
Wonder why we need Friends of Lulu awards specifically for girls? Because the “regular” awards wind up ignoring them.
Here’s the announcement of voting starting for the CBG Fan Awards. Now, bearing in mind the magazine’s likely audience, this is coming from a bunch of older white males, and it’s almost exclusively DC/Marvel, but still… out of 5 nominations each in 7 creator categories, there are 2 women total listed, both as colorists. (Girls get to use the crayons, but only after the boys have done the rest of the work.)
The list of creative categories starts with Editor. Mmm-hmmm.
Villains United is up for Favorite Story of the year, but the creators, Gail Simone and Dale Eaglesham, are nowhere on the creator nominee lists. I guess it magically came into being through the work of those superior Editors.
They must have had very few suggestions for the Favorite Graphic Novel category for The Fountain to show up on it. I’m not saying it’s a bad book — I haven’t read it — but since it was a $40 hardcover that I haven’t heard anyone mention at all, I don’t believe that the people voting to make it a nomination all read it.
Bravo to Alex Robinson and Top Shelf for breaking the DC/Marvel monopoly by getting Tricked into the Favorite Graphic Novel category.
Ah, fan awards… where after you finish considering the contributions of artists and their works, you get to vote for whether Batman or Spider-Man is the cooler character.