Founded in 2010, the Shel Dorf Awards are “dedicated to recognising the comic industries best and brightest talents” from a fan perspective. Shel was a devoted comic fan and historian who founded the international Comic-Con convention in the US, now known as San Diego Comic-Con.

Last year’s winners include Robert Kirkman (Writer of the Year), Guy Davis (Penciler), Klaus Janson (Inker) and Mike Mignola (Cover Artist). All winners will receive their awards at the Detroit Fanfare 2012 Comic Book Convention on October 27th.

Congratulations to all the nominees – you can vote for your favourite NOW.

And the nominees are: –

Writer of the Year:

Ed Brubaker

Geoff Johns

Mark Waid

Robert Kirkman

Scott Snyder

Penciler of the Year:

Greg Capullo

Ivan Reis

J.H. Williams III

Paolo Rivera

Ryan Ottley

Ryan Stegman

Inker of the Year:

Bill Nichols

Jonathan Glapion

Scott Williams

Colorist of the Year:

Brian Miller / Hi Fi Color

Dave Stewart

Jeff Balke

Laura Allred

Nei Ruffino

Editor of the Year:

Axel Alonzo

Chad Lambert

Raven Gregory

Shannon Eric Denton

Sina Grace

Cover Artist of the Year:

Alex Ross

Bernie Wrightson

David Aja

Eric Basaldua

Nei Ruffino

Letterer of the Year:

Chris Eliopoulos

Jaymes Reed

Stan Sakai

Tom Orzcechoski

Mini Series of the Year:

Avengers Vs. X-Men

Deadworld War Of The Dead

Star Trek TNG / Doctor Who: Assimilation

Legend of Oz: The Wicked West

Original Graphic Novel of the Year:

Batman Earth One


Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland

Jim Henson’s Tales of Sand

Underwater Welder

Web Comic of the Year:

Axe Cop by Malachai Nicolle and Ethan Nicolle

Battlepug by Nike Norton

Beardo by Dan Dougherty

Disappointing Monsters by Daniel Bradford & Owen Mackinder

Gronk by Katie Cook

Retail Sunshine by Phil Machi

Syndicated Print Strip of the Year:

Beardo by Dan Dougherty



Funky Winkerbean

Comic To Multi-Media Adaption of the Year:

The Avengers

The Dark Knight Rises

The Walking Dead, Season Two

The Amazing Spider-Man

Comic Blogger of the Year:

Rich Johnston Bleeding Cool News

Heidi MacDonald The Beat

Henry Barajas

L. Vincent Poupard Yahoo

Decapitated Dan

Michael Hamersky On Comics

Continuing Series of the Year:

Amazing Spider-Man




The Walking Dead

Self Published Comic of the Year:

Arsenic Lullaby by Douglas Paszkiewicz

Bob Howard, Plumber of the Unknown by Rafael Nieves and Dan Doughterty

Rachel Rising by Terry Moore

Rainbow In The Dark by Comfort Love & Adam Withers

Red Angel by Erin Pyne & Russ Leach

Kids’ Comic of the Year:

Adventure Time

Amelia Rules


Superman Family Adventures

Tiny Titans

Published by Mark Brassington

Father and Husband. Works in Corporate Banking. Loves Books, Comics, Cycling, Music, Games, going to the Gym and Writing.

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