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(4th Annual) Compuserve Comics and Animation Forum's 1995 Don Thompson Awards

Awarded to books published during that year; announced at the 1996 Motor City Comic Con.
Compiler: Paul "Zeus" Grant

(Winners marked with *)

Individual Awards

1.  Best Achievement by a Writer
      *Kurt Busiek         Garth Ennis     Neil Gaiman
       Tony Isabella       Mark Waid
2.  Best Achievement by a Penciller
       Brent Anderson      Steve Dillon    Tom Mandrake
       Eddy Newell         Humberto Ramos *Michael Zulli
3.  Best Achievement by an Inker
       Rick Burchett       Tom Mandrake   *Mike Mignola
       Kevin Nowlan        Jimmy Palmiotti Wade Von Grawbadger
4.  Best Achievement by a Painter
       Simon Bisley        John Bolton     Daniel Brereton
       Glenn Fabry         Tony Harris    *Alex Ross
5.  Best Achievement by a Letterer
       Michael Heisler    *Todd Klein      Dave Sim
       Richard Starkings   John Workman
6.  Best Achievement by a Colorist
       Matt Hollingsworth  Tom Luth        Tom McCraw
      *Patricia Mulvihill  Daniel Vozzo
7.  Best Achievement by a Cover Artist
       Daniel Brereton     Glenn Fabry     Tony Harris
       Dave McKean         Jerry Ordway   *Alex Ross
8.  Best Achievement by an Editor
       Brian Augustyn     *Karen Berger    Tom Brevoort
       Stuart Moore        Joe Pruett
9.  Best Achievement by a Writer/Artist
       Zander Cannon      *David Lapham    Frank Miller
       Terry Moore         Jeff Smith
10. Best Achievement by a Publisher
       Caliber             Dark Horse     *DC/Vertigo
       Image               Slave Labor/Amaze Ink
11. Best Achievement by a Cartoonist
       Scott Adams         Bill Amend      Lynn Johnston
       Jeff Smith         *Bill Watterson
12. Best Achievement by a Political Cartoonist
       Pat Oliphant        Tom Toles       Tom Tomorrow
      *Garry Trudeau
13. Best Achievement by a New Talent
       Edvin Biukovic      Zander Cannon  *Paul Jenkins
       Adrian Tomine       Rob Walton

Comic Awards for Specific Works

1.  Best Continuing Series
      *Kurt Busiek's Astro City (Image)    Impulse (DC)
       Preacher (DC/Vertigo)               Sandman (DC/Vertigo)
       The Spectre (DC)            Strangers in Paradise (Abstract)
       Stray Bullets (El Capitan)
2.  Best Limited Series
       AKA Goldfish  (Caliber)             Amazing Fantasy (Marvel)
       Chiaroscuro (DC/Vertigo)            The Nocturnals (Bravura/Malibu)
      *The Tale of One Bad Rat (Dark Horse)
3.  Best New Series
      *Kurt Busiek's Astro City (image)    Impulse (DC)
       Preacher (DC/Vertigo)               The Replacement God (Amaze Ink)
       Stray Bullets (El Capitan)     Untold Tales of Spider-Man (Marvel)
4.  Best Graphic Novel
       Dropsie Avenue (Kitchen Sink)       The Mystery Play (DC/Vertigo)
       Sandman Midnight Theatre (DC/Vertigo)
      *Stuck Rubber Baby (DC/Paradox Press)
5.  Best Single Issue
      *Black Lightning #5 (DC)    Kurt Busiek's Astro City #1 (Image)
       Kurt Busiek's Astro City #3 (Image)     Impulse #3 (DC)
       Legionnaires Annual #2 (DC)
6.  Best Story Arc
       Captain America: Operation Rebirth (Marvel)
       Hellblazer: Critical Mass (DC/Vertigo)
       Legion of Super-Heroes/Legionnaires: The White Triangle (DC)
      *Sandman: The Wake (DC/Vertigo)
       Uncle Scrooge: The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck (Gladstone)
7.  Best Non-Fiction Work
      *The Big Book of Conspiracies (DC/Paradox Press)
       The Big Book of Death (DC/Paradox Press)
8.  Best Reprint Series or Collection
       The Collected Sam & Max: Surfin' the Highway (?)
       The Complete Bone Adventures (Cartoon Books)
       ERT! Not Available Comics (Caliber)
       Starchild: Awakenings (Coppervale)
      *The Tale of One Bad Rat TPB (Dark Horse)
       X-Men Archives Featuring Captain Britain (Marvel)
9.  Best Cover
       Black Lightning #5 (DC)
      *Kurt Busiek's Astro City #1 (Image)
       Kurt Busiek's Astro City #3 (Image)
       Kurt Busiek's Astro City #4 (Image)
       Preacher #3 (DC/Vertigo)
10. Best Publication Design
       Acme Novelty Library (Fantagraphics)
      *Kurt Busiek's Astro City (Image)
       Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor (Dark Horse)
       Jar of Fools (Black Eye)
       Vertigo Tarot Deck (DC/Vertigo)
11. Best Marketing Idea
       Black September (Malibu)
       DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC
       Gen 13 Multiple Covers (Image)
      *99 cent books (Marvel)
       Year One Annuals (DC)
12. Most Improved Series
      *Captain America (Marvel)        Excalibur (Marvel)
       Fate (DC)                       Hellblazer (DC/Vertigo)
       Legion of Super-Heroes/Legionnaires (DC)
13. Best Newspaper Strip
      *Calvin and Hobbes       Dilbert       For Better or For Worse
       Fox Trot                Overboard
14. Best American Publication of Foreign Material
       Akira (Epic)           *Domu: A Child's Dream (Dark Horse)
       Gunsmith Cats (Dark Horse)      Maison Ikkoku (Viz)
       Manga Vizion (Viz)      Ranma 1/2 (Viz)
       3x3 Eyes: Curse of the Gesu (Dark Horse)
15. Best Publication About Comics
      *Comic Buyers Guide      The Comics Journal      Comics Pro
       Pro-Motion              Wizard
16. Best Anthology Comic
       Dark Horse Presents     Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor
       Instant Piano           Manga Vizion           *Negative Burn

Animation Awards:

1.  Best Long-form (1 hr +) Animation
       Pocahontas             *Toy Story
2.  Best Short-form/TV Animation
      *The Batman & Robin Adventures           The Maxx
       Pinky & the Brain       Reboot          The Tick