Kids Read Comics! Kids’ Comics Award Winners Unveiled

By Maryann Yin Comment

great comicsThe winners of the Kids Read Comics! Kids’ Comics Awards have been announced. The organizers counted votes cast by kids to determine the winning comics and characters in eleven different categories. Below, we’ve created a list of all the nominated titles. (via

Favorite Graphic Novel (Adventure)

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff (First Second)
Winner: G-Man: Coming Home by Chris Giarrusso (Image)
The Silver Six by AJ Lieberman & Darren Rawlings (Graphix)
Monster on the Hill by Rob Harrel (Top Shelf)
Mouse Guard: The Black Axe by David Petersen (Archaia)

Favorite Graphic Novel (Humor)

Extreme Babymouse by Jennifer and Matthew Holm (Random House)
Winner: Lunch Lady and the Video Game Villain by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Knopf)
Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Spelling Trouble by Frank Cammuso (Amulet Books)
Odd Duck by Cecil Castellucci and Sara Varon (First Second)
Stone Rabbit #8 Robot Frenzy by Erik Craddock (Random House)

Favorite Graphic Novel (Non-Fiction/Myth)

Bluffton by Matt Phelan (Candlewick)
Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party by Nathan Hale (Abrams)
Fairy Tale Comics by Various (First Second)
Winner: Poseidon: Earth Shaker by George O’Connor (First Second)
Primates by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks (First Second)

Favorite Comic/Novel Hybrid

Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo Boxers by Dav Pilkey (Scholastic)
Dork Diaries: Tales of a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker by Rachel Renee Russell (Aladdin)
Winner: Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo and K.G. Campbell (Candlewick)
Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeffery Brown (Scholastic)
Vordak the Incomprehensible: Time Travel Trouble by Scott Seegert and John Martin (Egmont)

Favorite Comic Book Series (Licensed/Franchise)

Winner: Adventure Time (Boom)
Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Search (Dark Horse)
Batman ‘66 (DC Comics)
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (IDW)
Sonic Universe (Archie)

Favorite Comic Book Series (Original/Creator Owned)

Aw, Yeah Comics! By Art Balthazar and Fraco (Aw, Yeah)
Bodie Troll by Jay Fosgitt (Red 5)
Winner: Herobear and the Kid by Mike Kunkel (Boom)
Skyward by Jeremy Dale (Action Lab)
Super Dinosaur by Robert Kirkman and Jason Howard (Image)

Favorite Cartoonist/Author

Faith Erin Hicks
Jennifer and Matthew Holm
Winner: Jeff Kinney
Jeff Smith
Kazu Kibuishi

Favorite Webcomic

“Cucumber Quest” by Gigi D.G. (
“Gronk” by Katie Cook (
“Princess at Midnight” by Andi Watson (
Winner: “Saturday Morning Webcartoons” by Various (
“Yeti 4 Hire” by Jeff Crowther (

Cutest Comic Character

Babymouse (Babymouse)
Beandog & Nugget (Beandog & Nugget)
Chi (Chi’s Sweet Home)
Little Sister (The Big Wet Balloon)
Winner: Ulysses the Squirrel (Flora & Ulysses)

Best Hair in Comics

Aphrodite (Olympians series)
Bodie Troll
Delilah Dirk
Johnny Boo
Salem Hyde

Grossest thing in Comics

Cannibalism (Hazardous Tale: Donner Dinner Party)
Fregley chewing him with his belly button (Diary of Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck)
Pool full of fish (Mermin: Out of Water)