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Hugo Best Art Categories

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I didn’t have any trouble with the moving picture categories but I’m struggling with the static ones.  So far I have:

Best Graphic Story

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The Universe by Bryan Lee O’Malley
  • Planetary by Warren Ellis and John Cassaday
  • Invincible Iron Man: World’s Most Wanted by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca

Best Professional Artist

  • Adam Tredowski
  • Stephan Martinière

Best Fan Artist

Any other suggestions?

Written by Martin

17 February 2010 at 13:29

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  1. Ooh, I hadn’t realised that the collection for the end of Planetary was finally on its way. I’ll look forward to the paperback, and finally getting to read the end of the bloody thing.

    I hope it’s good.

    Recommendation wise, I think the best thing I’ve read this year is probably Asterios Polyp:
    or possibly one of the collections of FreakAngels.

    I also have a soft spot for Neil Gaiman’s “Whatever happened to The Dark Knight?”

    Andrew Ducker

    17 February 2010 at 15:40

  2. ‘Whatever Happened To The Caped Crusader?’ is one of several interesting sounding things on Paul Cornell’s list of best graphic story recommendations for Hugo voters.


    17 February 2010 at 16:16

  3. Dammit, got the name wrong. That’s what I get for leaving comments while debugging code.

    Thanks for the list!

    Andrew Ducker

    17 February 2010 at 16:19

  4. Scott Pilgrim is sci-fi now? Really?

    God knows how you’re supposed to put Planetary on the ballot. Are you going to nominate the entire series, the last issue, or by whatever they’ll call the last TPB when they put it out?

    Invincible Iron Man I haven’t read yet but would like to. The covers were good, if I’m thinking of the right ones. Not sure superhero comics are sci-fi enough for my liking, though.

    As for ones mentioned in comics:

    Asterios Polyp, sci-fi? Pull the other one, its got bells on. As for Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader, see above.

    Other suggestions: manga-wise, there’s 20th Century Boys, and Pluto, both by Naoki Urasawa. The only other one that springs immediately to mind is Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow, by Brian Fries. Umbrella Academy: Dallas may also be eligable, I’m not sure when the last issue came out.

    Nick H.

    17 February 2010 at 18:58

  5. Scott Pilgrim is sci-fi now? Really?

    There are even robots.


    17 February 2010 at 21:50

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  7. The last volume of Planetary will be called Spacetime Archaeology, but I was going to nominate the whole lot as one complete storyline. Although I don’t think I’ve filled my whole ballot, so maybe I could nominate it twice.

    The Invincible Iron Man storyline is SF enough for me – it’s a bit Flowers for Algernon in this particular arc. If I’m thinking of the same awesome covers as you (these ones), then those are for the next arc, which didn’t finish in 2010.


    18 February 2010 at 17:05

  8. Oh dear. It may be early days yet, but I can just see Planetary ending up like Captain Britain and MI13 did, with the vote split to buggery. My advice would me to nominate it as the volume, as having looked at the figures released from last year, volumes always got more nominations than series’ as a whole, by and large.

    As for the Iron Man covers, yep, the ones I was thinking of were indeed those Rian Hughes covers. They put me in mind of Penguins and Pelicans. In any case, I’ll be sure to track down the Iron Man stories in TPB.

    Nick H.

    19 February 2010 at 00:54

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