‘Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts’ and ‘Reported Missing’ win 2018 Gold Ledger Awards
The winners of the 2018 Ledger Awards for excellence in Australian comics and graphic novels were announced in Sydney on 6 July.
Two works received Gold Ledger Awards: Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts: Ten Tales from the Deep, Dark Woods (Craig Phillips, A&U), a collection of myths and legends from around the world retold as comics; and online serialised comic Reported Missing (Eleri Harris, TheNib.com), which delves into Tasmania’s most controversial murder case, the conviction of Sue Neill-Fraser, who was charged with the murder of her de facto partner Bob Chappell who went missing in 2009.
Silver Ledgers were awarded to Black Magick #6-10 (Greg Rucka & Nicola Scott, Image), Bottled (Chris Gooch, Top Shelf), Home Time, (Campbell Whyte, Top Shelf), Injustice 2 #1-16 (Tom Taylor, illus by Juan Albarran, Bruno Redondo et al, DC Comics), and My Struggle With Crohn’s Disease (Safdar Ahmed, self-published).
No Bronze Ledgers were awarded this year.
Gold Ledgers are awarded to titles that appear on five or more judges’ shortlists, Silver Ledgers to titles that appear on four judges’ shortlists and Bronze Ledgers to titles that appear on three judges’ shortlists.
Tim McEwen received the Platinum Ledger for contribution to Australian comic arts and community, while Moira and Kathleen Bertram and Yaroslav Horak were the recipients of the Ledger of Honour Hall of Fame Award.
For more information, visit the Ledger Awards website.