Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 45

Episode 45 is here, and were getting into the thick of spooky season, and the topic of this episode is quite fitting!

In this episode, we have a filmmaker, Maria Collette Sundeen, on the show to tell us about her horror short film, LIFELESS. Maria gives us details on the process of making the movie, her inspirations, having roots in our community, and so much more.

We enjoyed this chat, as we don't hear the ins and outs of movie making every day, and think listeners will enjoy as well. We're stoked to see this creepy ghost story, filmed right here in our little ol' town. 

Be sure to follow her Facebook page for LIFELESS to keep up on the latest news and release date for the film! Get all the details here: www.facebook.com/LifelessShort

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 44

Steve & Crypto Show Episode 44 is available NOW wherever you listen to #podcasts! Whether you're a #prowrestling fan, #comicbook fan, horror fan, or what have you, you'll probably dig this episode! 

We have a comic writer named Dirk Manning (Dirk Manning ), writer of the acclaimed BURIED BUT NOT DEAD comic. 

He came on the show to promote that comic, the following books, and more: 

BUTTS IN SEATS: THE TONY SCHIAVONE STORY, a new comic based legendary wrestling announcer @tonyschiavone24 (currently with the hottest wrestling promotion going, @aew). 

HAUNTED HIGH-ONS featuring the popular music duo Twiztid (@officialtwiztid) We discuss all that, upcoming nerd conventions and that's the tip of the iceberg... 

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 43

In Episode 43 of The Steve & Crypto Show, our filmmaker friend Addison Binek, who joined us earlier this year to discuss his horror comedy Psycho Ape, cheks back in with Steve & Crypto to tell us about a couple new campaigns for his latest projects. One being a VHS release of Psycho Ape, and the other, Roastmasterpiece Theatre: The Cult Of Frankenstein!

Check out his two campaigns: Psycho Ape Vhs http://kck.st/3yu337V Roastmasterpiece Theatre: The Cult Of Frankenstein https://igg.me/at/CultofFrankenstein/x#/ If you've been enjoying the Steve & Crypto Show, please consider visitng and contributing to our podcast at www.buymeacoffee.com/stevecrypto

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 42

Welcome to episode 42 of The Steve & Crypto Show. First of alll, we want to thank all of our listeners, friends, guests, and supporters for being here though our first year of our podcast! Yep this episode is officially the one year anniversasry of our launch! On to episode 42...

In this episode, we discuss our weekend at the PNW's premiere horror convention, Crypticon. It was Crypto Zoo's forst trip to Crypticon, so we discussed his thoughts on whether it lived up to Steve's hype...SPOILER ALERT...It did and then some! We also discussed our highlights, and feature a few guests who popped in on the Steve & Crypto Show over the weekend... Meet everyone and check out their stuff... Timothy W Long www.timothywlong.com Michelle Kilmer aka Michelle Von Eschen www.whenthedead.com and while you're at it, visit www.zoms.com and check out the rest of her families endeavors. and one that probably don't need an introduction, if you're a listener to The Steve & Crypto Show, Darcy The Mailgirl...From The Last Drive In With Joe Bob Briggs, and host of the Geek Tawk Podcast: www.kinkyhorror.com Be sure to listen to all the past episodes, including last weeks, which featured horror icon Felissa Rose, who was also at Crypticon...you'll dig our story about here here in episode 42! If you've been enjoying The Steve & Crypto Show, consider contributing to the show through our Buy Me A Coffee page at www.buymeacoffee.com/stevecrypto

Monday, August 23, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 41

We are back with more hype for our favorite Horror convention here in the PNW, Crypticon. This time we have a horror icon on the show to get us ready for Crypticon.

We have Angela from Sleepaway Camp...The Last Drive In's Mangled Dick Expert...Felissa Rose! She came on the show to share her excitement for her upcoming visit to Seattle for Crypticon and to tell us about a few current projects she has in the works.

Get all the Crypticon details at www.crypticonseattle.com and keep up on Felissa Rose's latest or buy an autographed photo on her website at www.felissarose.com

Even if you're not attending Crypticon, this was a fun chat, and we appreciate you listening. Spread the word about The Steve & Crypto Show and use the hashtag #SteveAndCryptoShow on social media!

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Sunday, August 22, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 37

Episode 37 is here! We discuss some Comic Con At Home announcements, The New Masters Of The Universe Series, and have a promo segment with our friend Captain Slinky, to tell us about his weird lamps and more. Check out his work at www.captainslinky.com

Don't forget...you have until July 31st to vote for The Steve & Crypto Show in the Podcast Awards at www.podcastawards.com

...AND to get in on our Buy Me A Coffee contributor giveaway by visiting www.buymeacoffee.com/stevecrypto

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 40

We made it to episode 40!

We are going to devote this episode of The Steve & Crypto Show to our favorite fan convention here in the PNW, Seattle Crypticon! We are going to hype it up a little by introducing listeners to some of the great vendors at Crypticon. We have a couple artists, an author, and a retailer on this episode, that will all have booths at the convention.

If you're not attending, dont fret. All these great creators have online shops for you to check out, and I think you will after meeting them here on The Steve & Crypto Show.

Here are our featured guests on this episode, and where to find them:

Travis Bundy: www.thoughtboxcomics.com

Elizabeth Guizzetti: www.elizabethguizzetti.com

Audrey Funk aka The Mad Monster Lady: www.madmonsterlady.com

Arkham Bazaar: www.arkhambazaar.com

These awesome creators are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to vendors at Seattle Crypticon!

We also have a special hello from next weeks guest in our second Crypticon hype episode, horror icon Felissa Rose! Yes, Angela from Sleepaway Camp, right here on the next Steve & Crypto Show Episode

Thanks for listening. If you've been enjoying the show, please visit our Buy Me A Coffee page at www.buymeacoffee.com/stevecrypto

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 39

It's Steve & Crypto Show Episode 39! Let's get hyped up for Halloween and Spooky Season, with a visit from YouTube Halloween decor hunting extraordinaire Jade The Libra!

Jade The Libra is making her first podcast appearance with Steve & Crypto to promote her super popular YouTube channel, and to promote her music project, The Shadow Figures, along with her husband Dallas! We had a blast with Jade and Dallas talking music, Halloween, and other such spooky stuff!

Visit Jade The Libra and The Shadow Figures on social media at the following places:

Jade The Libra Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jadethelibra/

Shadow Figures Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weareshadowfigures/

ALso be sure to join the Halloween Forever community page on Facebook. It's hosted by Jade herself and features all things halloween and spooky: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jadethelibrahalloweenforever

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 38

Episode 38 is upon us! In this latest episode of The Steve & Crypto Show, we are joined by a fellow mutant, and the music producer of The Last Drive In With Joe Bob Briggs, John Brennan! Yes the John Brennan who wrote the theme song for The Last Drive In, and other timeless classics such as BBQ Maniac and Blood Sucking Freak (with Chris Jericho)!

We had a blast discussing the recent Drive In Jamboree, and his 2 new records he's currently promoting, The Last Drive In Soundtrack and his solo album No Offense, None Taken, both available through https://shiptoshoremedia.com/products/john-brennan-no-offense-none-taken-lp?_pos=1&_sid=e6fccccfc&_ss=r

Thanks for listening, and if you're enjoying the show, visit us on Buy Me A Coffee and support The Steve & Crypto Show: www.buymeacoffee.com/stevecrypto

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 35

A couple episodes back, We discussed Steve's mini vacation in Ocean Shores, WA, and He was really hyped about a shop he visited there called Nate's Vintage. He got to know the shop owner, Nate Hamilton, and learned that he's had some very interesting experiences with things like Bigfoot and UFOs. We HAD to have Nate come share some experiences, as well as promote his amazing retro/vintage collectible shop in Ocean Shores. Get a glimpse into Nate's Vintage on his Instagram page at www.instagram.com/natesvintage.

The Steve And Crypto Show is also eligible for the Podcast Awards, so head over to podcastawards.com and vote for The Steve & Crypto Show in the "Entertainment" and "Peoples Choice" categories! Help get us on the ballot!

As always: Listen...Subscribe...Rate...Review...Share

Oh, and don't forget about the Buy Me a Coffee "contributor" giveaway. Visit www.buymeacoffee.com/stevecrypto and contribute by July 31st and you'll be entered in a drawing for a mystery prize pack, and be invited to join us on The Steve And Crypto Show for an episode! 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 34

In This episode of the Steve & Crypto Show, we are joined by writer Craig E. Sawyer to give us the scoop on his comic series The Forbidden Museum. The Forbidden Museum is a classic monster adventure series that feels like a cross between the legendary Hammer Films and Indiana Jones. Craig gives us the details on the comics and the Kickstarter Campaign which launches July 10th. Head over to the Kickstarter "pre-launch" page and sign up for all the updates here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/craigesawyer/the-forbidden-museum-1-horror-adventure-comic-book?ref=clipboard-prelaunch

Steve & Crypto are both extremely excited for this one!

We also mention our Buy Me A Coffee contributor giveaway contest. Visit www.buymeacoffee.com/stevecrypto and "buy us a coffee". All contributors before July 31st will be entered in the drawing for our growing mystery prize pack, AND be invited to join us on The Steve & Crypto Show to tell us about your interest, or whatever else you might wanna discuss!

As always, visit our friends at www.fright-rags.com and listen to each episode for the special Steve & Crypto Show listener discount code to use at Fright Rags!

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 33


In this episode, we try something new on the Steve & Crypto Show. We visited the Olympic Collectible Expo, and recorded most of the episode "on location", including a few quick chats with some great local creators including comic creators Steven Millage (www.millageart.ink), Scott Adams (www.sukottostudios.com), Brian Dorsey (www.mountaineerwest.com) and author E.S. Brown (www.authoresbrown.com)...besides a little background noise, the episode was a blast. We will definitely do more episodes at conventions and stuff! Be sure to visit us on buymeacoffee.com/stevecrypto and contribute to the show by July 31st to be entered in our drawing! Winner gets a mystery prize pack and an invite to join us on the Steve & Crypto Show!

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 32

 In this episode of The Steve & Crypto Show, we discuss the return of our beloved "nerd conventions", and include a visit from the producer of a local comic and collectible show, The Olympic Collectible Expo, JD Sweet. He tells us some details on the show and a bit about his own indie comic book. Steve & Crypto will be appearing and hanging out at the Olympic Collectible Expo, so if you're in WA state, come by on June 26th!

We also mention some of the recent TV shows and movies we've viewed, and drop a reminder about the Buy Me A Coffee "supporter" giveaway, so be sure to support The Steve & Crypto Show  over at buymeacoffee.com/stevecrypto

Saturday, June 19, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 31

 We honestly didn't think we would put out episode 31 this week, with Steve taking a short (much needed) vacation. He was so hyped about his little trip, when he got home, he had to tell everyone about it.

Therefore, The Steve & Crypto Show episode 31, features a quick recap of Steve's adventure this past weekend, a couple tidbits from the entertainment world, and a "re-airing" of a promo segment from our horror host friend, The Bone Ranger!

We mentioned here in episode 31 that there is going to be a post at thestevestrout.com very soon with a photo gallery from Steve's vacation  including a bunch of fun treasures from his visits to some awesome antique/vintage/collectible shops, AND HERE IT IS!!!

One in particular is a place called Nate's Vintage, in Ocean Shores, Washington! I'm pretty sure if you dig this show, you'd dig that shop, so we had to give it a shout out! Even if you never make it to the shop, visit them at natesvintage.com and follow their social media ( If by some chance you do, tell em you're a friend of The Steve & Crypto Show)! 

Be sure to visit our Buy Me A Coffee page (www.buymeacoffee.com/stevecrypto) and contribute to the show! If you do by July 31st, you'll be entered in our contest...Details in the episode!

Listen to episode 31, and check out the photo gallery below..

Pretty sure this is the closest to a Bigfoot sighting as I'll ever see?

These next few were literally the neighborhood we stayed in. 3 junk and antique shops on the same block! Fuck yeah!

Pretty nifty shopping experience in Ocean Shores!

I found the giraffe in a shop full of sharks?

This is a place to see, if youre ever in Ocean Shores, WA! Like seriously!
Nate's Vintage, as mentioned in the Steve & Crypto Show episode! Fine em online at

I didn't even know this place was 40 minutes down the road from us!
I'm glad wepopped in on the way through.

Here's the haul from the thriftin' and junkin' we did on the trip! 
Im hyped for it...especially the King Kong stuff!

Shout out to the Rusty Nail in Pacific Beach, WA! That was a fantastic antique and collectible shop, which for some reason, I didn't take any photos... visit www.instagram.com/soozrustynail

Thursday, June 10, 2021

2021 Eisner Award Nominees


2021 Eisner Awards Nominations

The 2021 Eisner Award Nominees via comic-con.org
Best Short Story
  • “Garden Boys” by Henry McCausland, in Now #8 (Fantagraphics)

  • “I Needed the Discounts” by Connor Willumsen, in The New York Times (January 3, 2020)

  • “Parts of Us,” by Chan Chau, in Elements: Earth, A Comic Anthology by Creators of Color (Ascend Press)

  • “Rookie,” by Greg Rucka and Eduardo Risso, in Detective Comics #1027 (DC)

  • “Soft Lead,” by Chan Chau, https://chanchauart.com/comics#/soft-lead/

  • “When the Menopausal Carnival Comes to Town,” by Mimi Pond, in Menopause: A Comic Treatment (Graphic Medicine/Pennsylvania State University Press)

Best Single Issue
  • The Burning Hotels, by Thomas Lampion (Birdcage Bottom Books)
  • Hedra, by Jesse Lonergan (Image)
  • The Other History of the DC Universe #1, by John Ridley and Giuseppe Camuncoli (DC)
  • Sports Is Hell, by Ben Passmore (Koyama Press)
  • Stanley’s Ghost: A Halloween Adventure, by Jeff Balke, Paul Storrie, and Dave Alvarez (Storm Kids)

Best Continuing Series
  • Bitter Root, by David F. Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Greene (Image)
  • Daredevil, by Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto (Marvel)
  • The Department of Truth, by James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds (Image)
  • Gideon Falls, by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino (Image)
  • Stillwater, by Chip Zdarsky and Ramón K Pérez (Image/Skybound)
  • Usagi Yojimbo, by Stan Sakai (IDW)

Best Limited Series
  • Barbalien: Red Planet, by Jeff Lemire, Tate Brombal, and Gabriel Hernandez Walta (Dark Horse)
  • Decorum, by Jonathan Hickman and Mike Huddleston (Image)
  • Far Sector, by N. K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell (DC)
  • Strange Adventures, by Tom King, Mitch Gerads, and Evan “Doc” Shaner (DC Black Label)
  • Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, by Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber (DC)
  • We Live, by Inaki Miranda and Roy Miranda (AfterShock)

Best New Series
  • Black Widow, by Kelly Thompson and Elena Casagrande (Marvel)
  • Crossover, by Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw (Image)
  • The Department of Truth, by James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds (Image)
  • Killadelphia, by Rodney Barnes and Jason Shawn Alexander (Image)
  • We Only Find Them When They’re Dead, by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo (BOOM! Studios)

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)
  • Bear, by Ben Queen and Joe Todd-Stanton (Archaia/BOOM!)
  • Cat Kid Comic Club, by Dav Pilkey (Scholastic Graphix)
  • Donut Feed the Squirrels, by Mika Song (RH Graphic/RH Children’s Books)
  • Kodi, by Jared Cullum (Top Shelf)
  • Lift, by Minh Lê and Dan Santat (Little, Brown Young Readers)
  • Our Little Kitchen, by Jillian Tamaki (Abrams Books for Young Readers)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12)
  • Doodleville, by Chad Sell (Knopf/BFYR/RH Children’s Books)
  • Go with the Flow, by Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Mister Invincible: Local Hero, by Pascal Jousselin (Magnetic Press)
  • Snapdragon, by Kat Leyh (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Superman Smashes the Klan, by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru (DC)
  • Twins, by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright (Scholastic Graphix)

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)
  • Check, Please! Book 2: Sticks & Scones, by Ngozi Ukazu (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Displacement, by Kiku Hughes (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Dragon Hoops, by Gene Luen Yang (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence, by Joel Christian Gill (Oni Press)
  • A Map to the Sun, by Sloane Leong (First Second/Macmillan)
  • When Stars are Scattered, by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed (Dial Books)

Best Humor Publication
  • The Complete Fante Bukowski, by Noah Van Sciver (Fantagraphics)
  • Department of Mind-Blowing Theories, by Tom Gauld (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • FANGS, by Sarah Andersen (Andrews McMeel)
  • Wendy, Master of Art, by Walter Scott (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, by Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber (DC)
  • What If We Were . . ., by Axelle Lenoir (Top Shelf)

Best Anthology
  • Ex Mag, vols. 1–2, edited by Wren McDonald (PEOW)
  • Guantanamo Voices: True Accounts from the World’s Most Infamous Prison, edited by Sarah Mirk (Abrams)
  • Hey, Amateur! Go From Novice to Nailing It in 9 Panels, edited and curated by Shelly Bond (IDW Black Crown)
  • Los Angeles Times, edited by Sammy Harkham (NTWRK)
  • Menopause: A Comic Treatment, edited by MK Czerwiec (Graphic Medicine/Pennsylvania State University Press)
  • Now, edited by Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics)

Best Reality-Based Work
  • Big Black: Stand at Attica, by Frank “Big Black” Smith, Jared Reinmuth, and Améziane (Archaia/BOOM!)
  • Dragon Hoops, by Gene Luen Yang (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Invisible Differences: A Story of Asperger’s, Adulting, and Living a Life in Full Color, by Mme Caroline and Julie Dachez, translation by Edward Gauvin (Oni Press)
  • Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio, by Derf Backderf (Abrams)
  • Paying the Land, by Joe Sacco (Metropolitan/Henry Holt)
  • Year of the Rabbit, by Tian Veasna, translation by Helge Dascher (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Graphic Memoir
  • Banned Book Club, by Kim Hyun Sook, Ryan Estrada, and Ko Hyung-Ju (Iron Circus)
  • Dancing After TEN: A Graphic Memoir, by Vivian Chong and Georgia Webber (Fantagraphics)
  • Ginseng Roots, by Craig Thompson (Uncivilized)
  • I Don’t Know How to Give Birth! by Ayami Kazama, translated by Julie Goniwich (Yen Press)
  • The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, by Adrian Tomine (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • When Stars Are Scattered, by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed (Dial Books)

Best Graphic Album—New
  • The Book Tour, by Andi Watson (Top Shelf)
  • Dragman, by Steven Appleby (Metropolitan)
  • Flake, by Matthew Dooley (Jonathan Cape)
  • Labyrinth, by Ben Argon (Abrams)
  • Paul at Home, by Michel Rabagliati, translation by Helge Dascher and Rob Aspinall (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Pulp, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image)

Best Graphic Album—Reprint
  • Black Hammer Library Edition, vol. 2, by Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormstom, Emi Lenox, and Rich Tommaso (Dark Horse)
  • Criminal Deluxe Edition, vol. 3, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image)
  • Eight-Lane Runaways, by Henry McCausland (Fantagraphics)
  • Fante Bukowski: The Complete Works, by Noah Van Sciver (Fantagraphics)
  • Herobear and the Kid: The Heritage, by Mike Kunkel (Astonish Factory)
  • Seeds and Stems, by Simon Hanselmann (Fantagraphics)

Best Adaptation from Another Medium
  • Constitution Illustrated, by R. Sikoryak (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Parable of the Sower: The Graphic Novel Adaptation, by Octavia E. Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy and John Jennings (Abrams)
  • Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Mankind, vol. 1, by Yuval Noah Harari, adapted by David Vandermeulen and Daniel Casanave (Harper Perennial)
  • Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut, adapted by Ryan North and Albert Monteys (Archaia/BOOM!)
  • Superman Smashes the Klan, adapted by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru (DC)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material
  • Altitude, by Olivier Bocquet and Jean-Marc Rochette, translation by Edward Gauvin (SelfMadeHero)
  • Gamayun Tales I: An Anthology of Modern Russian Folk Tales, by Alexander Utkin, translation by Lada Morozova (Nobrow)
  • Goblin Girl, by Moa Romanova, translation by Melissa Bowers (Fantagraphics)
  • Irena Books 2-3, by Jean-David Morvan, Severine Tréfouël, and David Evrard, translation by Dan Christensen (Magnetic Press)
  • When You Look Up, by Decur, translation by Chloe Garcia Roberts (Enchanted Lion Books)
  • The Winter of the Cartoonist, by Paco Roca, translation by Erica Mena (Fantagraphics)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia
  • I Had That Same Dream Again, by Yoru Sumino and Idumi Kirihara, translation by Beni Axia Conrad (Seven Seas)
  • I Wish I Could Say “Thank You,” by Yukari Takinami, translation by Yukari Takeuchi (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)
  • A Journal Of My Father, by Jiro Taniguchi, translation by Kumar Sivasubramanian (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)
  • Ping Pong, vols. 1–2, by Taiyo Matsumoto, translation by Michael Arias (VIZ Media)
  • Remina, by Junji Ito, translation by Jocelyne Allen (VIZ Media)
  • Spy x Family, vols. 1–3, by Tatsuya Endo, translation by Casey Loe (VIZ Media)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips 
  • The Flapper Queens: Women Cartoonists of the Jazz Age, edited by Trina Robbins (Fantagraphics)
  • Gross Exaggerations: The Meshuga Comic Strips of Milt Gross, by Milt Gross, edited by Peter Maresca (Sunday Press/IDW)
  • Krazy & Ignatz 1919-1921 by George Herriman, edited by RJ Casey (Fantagraphics)
  • Little Debbie and the Second Coming of Elmo: Daily Comic Strips, August 1960–September 1961, by Cecil Jensenedited by Frank Young (Labor of Love)
  • Pogo The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips: Volume 6: Clean as a Weasel, by Walt Kelly, edited by Mark Evanier and Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books
  • Art Young’s Inferno, by Art Young, edited by Glenn Bray (Fantagraphics)
  • Atlas at War! edited by Michael J. Vassallo (Dead Reckoning)
  • The Complete Hate, by Peter Bagge, edited by Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics)
  • Corto Maltese: The Ballad of the Salty Sea, by Hugo Pratt, translation by Dean Mullaney and Simone Castaldi (EuroComics/IDW)
  • Little Lulu: The Fuzzythingus Poopi, by John Stanley, edited by Frank Young and Tom Devlin (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Man and Superman and Other Stories, by Harvey Kurtzman, edited by J. Michael Catron (Fantagraphics)

Best Writer
  • Ed Brubaker, Pulp, Reckless (Image); Friday (Panel Syndicate)
  • Matt Fraction, Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (DC); Adventureman, November vols. 2–3Sex Criminals (Image)
  • Jonathan Hickman, Decorum (Image); Giant-Size X-Men, X-Men (Marvel)
  • Jeff Lemire, Barbalien, Black Hammer, Colonel Weird: Cosmagog (Dark Horse); The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage (DC Black Label); Family Tree, Gideon Falls (Image)
  • James Tynion IV, Something Is Killing the Children, Wynd (BOOM! Studios); Batman (DC); The Department of Truth (Image); Razorblades (Tiny Onion)
  • Chip Zdarsky, Stillwater (Image/Skybound), Daredevil, Fantastic Four/X-Men (Marvel)

Best Writer/Artist
  • Junji Ito, ReminaVenus in the Blind Spot (VIZ Media)
  • Pascal Jousselin, Mister Invincible: Local Hero (Magnetic Press)
  • Trung Le Nguyen, The Magic Fish (RH Graphic/RH Children’s Books)
  • Craig Thompson, Ginseng Roots (Uncivilized)
  • Adrian Tomine, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Gene Luen Yang, Dragon Hoops (First Second/Macmillan)

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team
  • Michael Allred, Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams (Insight Editions)
  • Marco Chechetto, Daredevil (Marvel)
  • Jorge Corona, Middlewest (Image)
  • Bertrand Gatignol, Pistouvi (Magnetic Press)
  • Mitch Gerads/Evan “Doc” Shaner, Strange Adventures (DC Black Label)
  • Sanford Greene, Bitter Root (Image)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)
  • Benjamin Adam, Soon (Europe Comics)
  • Alice Chemama, The Zolas (Europe Comics)
  • Jared Cullum, Kodi (Top Shelf)
  • Decur, When You Look Up (Enchanted Lion Books)
  • Antonio Lapone, Gentlemind (Europe Comics)
  • Anand RK/John Pearson, Blue in Green (Image)

Best Cover Artist
  • Jamal Campbell, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (BOOM! Studios); Far Sector (DC)
  • Simone Di Meo, We Only Find Them When They’re Dead (BOOM! Studio)
  • Mike Huddleston, Decorum (Image)
  • Dave Johnson, Butcher of Paris (Dark Horse)
  • Peach Momoko, Buffy the Vampire Slayer #19, Mighty Morphin #2, Something Is Killing the Children #12, Power Rangers #1 (BOOM! Studios); DIE!namite, Vampirella (Dynamite); The Crow: Lethe (IDW); Marvel Variants (Marvel
  • Ramón K. Pérez, Stillwater (Image/Skybound)

Best Coloring
  • Laura Allred, X-Ray Robot (Dark Horse); Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams (Insight Editions)
  • Jean-Francois Beaulieu, Middlewest (Image)
  • Gipi, One Story (Fantagraphics)
  • Marte Gracia, Empyre, X of Swords (Marvel)
  • Dave Stewart, Promethee 13:13 (comiXology); Black Hammer (Dark Horse); Gideon Falls (Image); Spider-Man #4-#5 (Marvel)
  • Matt Wilson, Undiscovered Country (Image); Fire Power (Image/Skybound); Thor (Marvel)

Best Lettering
  • Mike Allred, Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams (Insight Editions)
  • Deron Bennett, Bear, The Sacrifice of Darkness (Archaia); King of Nowhere, Something Is Killing the Children, We Only Find Them When They’re Dead (BOOM! Studios); Far Sector, Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red, Martian Manhunter (DC); Excellence (Image/Skybound); A Dark Interlude, Dark One, Relics of Youth, Resonant, Shadow Service, Vampire: The Masquerade: Winter’s Teeth (Vault); Ping Pong (VIZ Media)
  • Aditya Bidikar, Barbalien: Red Planet, Grafity’s Wall Expanded Edition (Dark Horse); John Constantine, Hellblazer (DC); A Map to the Sun (First Second); The Department of Truth, Lost Soldiers (Image); Giga, The Picture of Everything Else (Vault)
  • Clayton Cowles, Aquaman, Batman, Batman and the Outsiders, Strange Adventures, Superman: Man of Tomorrow, Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen (DC); Adventureman, Bitter Root, Bog Bodies, Die (Image); Reaver (Image/Skybound); Morbius, X Of Swords (Marvel)
  • Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo (IDW)
  • Rus Wooton, Wonder Woman: Dead Earth (DC); Decorum, Monstress (Image); Die!Die!Die!, Fire Power, Oblivion Song, Outcast, Stillwater (Image/Skybound) 

Best Comics-Related Journalism/Periodical

Best Comics-Related Book
  • American Daredevil: Comics, Communism, and the Battles of Lev Gleason, by Brett Dakin (Comic House/Lev Gleason)
  • Ditko Shrugged: The Uncompromising Life of the Artist Behind Spider-Man and the Rise of Marvel Comics, by David Currie (Hermes Press)
  • Drawing Fire: The Editorial Cartoons of Bill Mauldin, edited by Todd DePastino (Pritzker Military Museum & Library)
  • The History of EC Comics, by Grant Geissman (TASCHEN)
  • Invisible Men: The Trailblazing Black Artists of Comic Books, by Ken Quattro (Yoe Books/IDW)
  • Masters of British Comic Art, by David Roach (2000AD)

Best Academic/Scholarly Work
  • Comic Art in Museums, edited by Kim A. Munson (University Press of Mississippi)
  • Comic Studies: A Guidebook, edited by Charles Hatfield and Bart Beaty (Rutgers University Press)
  • The Content of Our Caricature: African American Comic Art and Political Belonging, by Rebecca Wanzo (New York University Press)
  • Webcomics, by Sean Kleefeld (Bloomsbury)
  • Who Understands Comics: Questioning the Universality of Visual Language Comprehension, by Neil Cohn (Bloomsbury)

Best Publication Design
  • Chasin’ the Bird: Charlie Parker in California deluxe edition, designed by David Chisholm and Tyler Boss (Z2 Comics)
  • Dbury@50: The Complete Digital Doonesbury, by G.B. Trudeau, designed by George Corsillo and Susan McCaslin (Andrews McMeel)
  • J & K, designed by John Pham (Fantagraphics)
  • The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, designed by Adrian Tomine and Tracy Huron (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Original Art: The Dan Clowes Studio Edition, designed by Daniel Clowes (Fantagraphics)

Best Digital Comic
  • Friday, by Ed Brubaker and Marcos Martin (Panel Syndicate)
  • Genius Animals? by Vali Chandrasekaran and Jun-Pierre Shiozawa, geniusanimals.net
  • Gentlemind, by Juan Díaz Canales, Teresa Valero, and Antonio Lapone, translation by Jeremy Melloul (Europe Comics)
  • Promethee 13:13, by Andy Diggle and Shawn Martinbrough (comiXology Originals/Delcourt)
  • Olive, by Véro Cazot and Lucy Mazel, translation by Jessie Aufiery (Europe Comics)
  • Soon, by Thomas Cadène and Benjamin Adam, translation by Margaret Besser (Europe Comics)

Best Webcomic