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1996 Good Taste Awards

(for work done in 1995)

Best Writer

  1. Alan Moore (From Hell, Spawn: Bloodfeud)
  2. Eddie Campbell (Hellblazer, Bacchus, DHP)
  3. David Lapham (Stray Bullets)
    Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets)
  4. Dave Sim (Cerebus)
  5. Evan Dorkin (Dork!, Instant Piano, DHP)
  6. Paul Pope (DHP, THB)

Best Artist

  1. Charles Vess (Ballads and Sagas)
  2. Chris Ware (Acme Novelty Library)
  3. Charles Burns (Black Hole)
    Eddie Campbell (Bacchus, From Hell)
  4. Jaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets)
  5. Jim Woodring (Jim)

Best Cartoonist

  • Evan Dorkin (Dork!, Instant Piano)
  • Jim Woodring (Jim)
  • Charles Burns (Black Hole)
    Chris Ware (Acme Novelty Library)
  • Jeff Smith (Bone)
  • Eddie Campbell (Bacchus)
  • Joe Sacco (Palestine)

    Best Publisher

    1. Fantagraphics
    2. Drawn & Quarterly
    3. Slave Labor Graphics
    4. Dark Horse Comics

    Best Continuing Series

    1. Acme Novelty Library, by Chris Ware (Fantagraphics)
    2. Stray Bullets, by David Lapham (El Capitain)
    3. Cerebus, by Dave Sim and Gerhard (Aardvark-Vanaheim)
    4. Love and Rockets, by Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez (Fantagraphics)
    5. Black Hole, by Charles Burns (Kitchen Sink)

    Best New Series

    1. Black Hole, by Charles Burns (Kitchen Sink)
    2. Stray Bullets, by David Lapham (El Capitain)
    3. Bacchus, by Eddie Campell, (Eddie Campbell Comics)
    4. Optic Nerve, by Tomine (Drawn & Quarterly)
    5. Astro City, by Kurt Busiek and Bret Anderson (Image)
    6. Exit, by Kanan (Caliber)

    Best Finite Series

    1. From Hell, by Alan Moore and Campbell (Kitchen Sink)
    2. Palestine, by Joe Sacco (Fantagraphics)
    3. Jar of Fools, by Jason Lutes (Black Eye)
    4. The Tale of One Bad Rat, by Bryan Talbot (Dark Horse)
    5. Brooklyn Dreams, by J.M. DeMatteis and Barr (DC/Paradox)
      Instant Piano, by various (Dark Horse)

    Best Mini-Comic

    1. Artbabe, by Jessica Abel
    2. Silly Daddy, by Joe Chiappetta
    3. Magic Whistle, by Henderson
    4. Five Little Comics, by Scott McCloud
    5. Copybook Tales, by Torres/Levins
    6. Three in a Bed, by Dennis
    7. Lilliane, by Franson

    Best Anthology

    1. Drawn & Quarterly, vol 2 (Drawn & Quarterly)
    2. Instant Piano (Dark Horse)
    3. Action Girl (Slave Labor)
    4. Love and Rockets (Fantagraphics)
    5. Dark Horse Presents (Dark Horse)
    6. Zero Zero (Fantagraphics)

    Best Short Piece

    1. "Caricature", by Dan Clowes, Eightball #14
    2. "Bring Me The Head of Boba Fett", by Evan Dorkin, Instant Piano #3
    3. "Yes", by Pope, Dark Horse Presents #100B
    4. "Rates of Exchange", by David Mazzuchelli, Drawn & Quarterly #2
    5. "Sleepwalk", by Tomine, Optic Nerve #1

    Best Single Issue

    1. Black Hole #2, by Charles Burns (Kitchen Sink)
    2. Eightball #15, by Dan Clowes (Fantagraphics)
    3. Stray Bullets #3, by David Lapham (El Capitain)
    4. From Hell #7, by Alan Moore and Campbell (Kitchen Sink)
    5. Stray Bullets #2, by Lapham (El Capitan)
    6. Acme Novelty Library #5, by Chris Ware (Fantagraphics)

    Best Ongoing Serialized Story

    1. "It's A Good Life if You Don't Weaken", by Seth, Palookaville #4
    2. "It Was The War of the Trenches", by Tardi, Drawn & Quarterly #1-3
    3. "The Wake", by Neil Gaiman and Mike Zulli, Sandman #70-73
    4. "The Kindly Ones", by Neil Gaiman, Marc Hempel, and various, Sandman
    5. "King Bacchus", by Eddie Campbell, Bacchus #1-present

    Best One Shot

    1. Kill Your Boyfriend, by Grant Morrison and Bond (DC/Vertigo)
    2. Bacchus Color Special, by Eddie Campbell and Kristiansen (Dark Horse)
    3. Self-Loathing Comics, by Robert Crumb and Kominsky-Crumb (Fantagraphics)
    4. Narrative Corpse, by various (Gates of Heck)
    5. New Hat, by Hart (Black Eye)

    Best Original Graphic Novel

    1. Stuck Rubber Baby, by Howard Cruse (DC/Paradox)
    2. Dropsie Avenue: The Neighbourhood, by Will Eisner (Kitchen Sink)
      Minimum Wage, by Fingerman (Fantagraphics)
    3. Illegal Alien, by Robinson and Elliot (Kitchen Sink)
      Young Hoods in Love, by Anderson (Fantagraphics)

    Best Reprint Collection

    1. Bacchus, by Eddie Campbell, (Eddie Campbell Comics)
    2. Jar of Fools, Vol. 2, by Jason Lutes (Black Eye)
    3. 32 Stories, by Tomine (Drawn & Quarterly)
    4. Palestine, by Joe Sacco (Fantagraphics)
    5. Frank's Real Pa, by Jim Woodring (Fantagraphics)

    Best Strip

    1. Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Watterson
    2. Dilbert, by Scott Adams
    3. Life in Hell, by Matt Groening
    4. Doonesbury, by Gary Trudeau
    5. Far Side, by Gary Larson

    Best Mainstream Comic

    1. Astro City, by Kurt Busiek and Bret Anderson (Image)
    2. Maxx, by William Messner-Loebs and Sam Kieth (Image)
    3. Big Guy and Rusty the Robot, by Frank Miller and Geoff Darrow (Dark Horse)
    4. Batman and Robin Adventures, by Paul Dini and Brad Templeton (DC)
    5. Batman Adventures by Puckett and Mike Parobeck (DC)

    Best Publication About Comics

    1. Comics Journal
    2. Notes From the President (Dave Sim, Cerebus (Aardvark-Vanaheim))
    3. Previews
    4. Hero Illustrated
    5. Jack Kirby Collector