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The Ghastly Award Judges are proud to announce the Winners of the 2012 Ghastly Awards. Nominees were chosen from entries nominated by their professional peers: Comic Book Artists, Writers, and Publishers. Winners were chosen by the Ghastly Awards Judges, Comic Book Creators and the Fans. The Ghastly Judicial Panel congratulates all 2012 Winners and Nominees. It is an honor to be recognized by your fellow professionals for such outstanding work in horror comics.
The 2012 Winners are:
Best Ongoing Title: The Walking Dead (Image)
Best Mini-Series: Deadworld: War of the Dead (IDW)
Best One-Shot: Edgar Allan Poe’s The Conqueror Worm (Dark Horse)
Best New Series (Fans Decided the Winner): Mars Attacks (IDW)
Best Anthology: Creepy (Dark Horse)
Best OGN: Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Book 1 (Heavy Metal)
Best Archival Collection: The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics: Zombies (IDW/Yoe Books)
Best Writer: Steve Niles (Criminal Macabre, 30 Days of Night, Transfusion, Frankenstein Alive, Alive, Lot 13)
Best Artist: Simon Bisley (Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Hellblazer)
Best Inker: Bernie Wrightson (Frankenstein Alive, Alive)
Best Letterer: Nate Piekos (Creepy, The Goon, Ragemoor)
Hall of Fame Inductees: Al Feldstein & Bill Gaines Bernie Wrightson
Named for acclaimed comics creator “Ghastly” Graham Ingels, the Awards are in their 2nd year. Created to honor excellence in Horror Comics, every comic creator had a say in who the nominees were by nominating their favorites throughout the year.
We thank everyone who took the time to nominate and vote in the 2012 Awards. The submission process is now open for the 2013 Awards!
We congratulate all of the Winners and Nominees for what they bring to the comic reading community. To be nominated by your comic book creating peers is a big honor and the Ghastly Awards are here to celebrate your achievements.
For more information on the Ghastly Awards, or to submit your horror comics for the 2013 Award season please go to www.ghastlyawards.com.
My mom is in the hospital again. I spoke to her this morning. She sounded better. Afterwards I jotted down some thoughts...
I’ve been think a lot about my mom a lot today so I thought I’d post a few thoughts. Looking back, I am amazed how much she had to deal with just me. I was a tad bit of a spaz, a terrible student and really kind of a loner as a kid but she went out of her way to help guide me.
She bought me my first Super 8 camera, my first jar of foam latex, my first bass and my first typewriter.
When I saw the Brady Bunch kids make a volcano I decided to do the same, except I used flash-powder and lighter fluid. It looked great but it cost me a bed and some curtains and my eyebrows.
When I saw Altered Stated I built a 100 gallon depravation tank in our two bedroom apartment. Of course it exploded after a few hours and my mom came home to teenagers on mushrooms trying to drain ankle-deep water out of the apartment.
I went through a brief Harold & Maude phase (in conjunction with the special effects make-up phase) and would be laying dead on the floor when she came home from work every night with pencils through my head or laying in a pool of blood. She got so used to it, she’d just step over me and say, “That better not stain the carpet.”
But the one memory of my mom that has always stuck with me, was her taking me to see Alien (because I was too young to get in alone). She watched the entire film with her hands over her eyes. She did that for me.
I wanted to get this out now, before it’s too late, so I can tell her how much it meant to me.