Nominees for the 2010 Lulu Awards, recognizing “the people and projects that helped to open eyes and minds to the amazing comic and cartooning work by and/or about women” have been announced. Voting is open to the public at this link, with the voting deadline September 27th. The awards will be presented at the Long Beach Comic-Con on October 29th.

Leah Adezio Award for Best Kid-Friendly Work
• Jennifer L. Holm &; Matthew Holm:  Babymouse: The Musical and Babymouse: Dragonslayer
• Tory Woollcott: Mirror Mind
• Diana Nock: The Intrepid Girlbot
• Teddy Riawen, Phuong Hong Au Nguyen, and Malcolm Harris: Witch Girls Tales Issue 1 Volume 2
• David Petersen: Mouse Guard: Winter 1152
• Roger Langridge: The Muppet Show Comic Book: The Treasure of Peg-Leg Wilson
• Art Balthazar and Franco Aureliani: Tiny Titans

Best Female Character:
• Marie Levesque: The Road To God Knows by Von Allan
• Ramona Flowers: Scott Pilgrim, Bryan Lee O’Malley
• Creepy Carly: Creepy Carly, Carly Mizzou
• Girlbot: The Intrepid Girlbot, Diana Nock
• Ivy: Ivy, Sarah Oleksyk
• Mot Fleishman: Eros Inc., Michael Jonathan
• Hannelore Ellicott-Chatham: Questionable Content, Jeph Jacques
• Gemma: Nurse Nurse, Katie Skelly
• Mindy Markus: The Night Owls, Peter and Bobby Timony
• Fusella Mierter: Galaxion, Tara Tallan

Kim Yale Award for Most Talented Newcomer:
• Von Allan: The Road To God Knows
• Tory Woollcott: Mirror Mind
• Diana Nock: The Intrepid Girlbot
• Athena Currier: Action Athena
• Kathryn Immonen: The Runaways
• Lisa Hanawalt: I Want You
• Carolyn Belefski: Curls

Lulu of the Year:
• Hope Larson
• The Road To God Knows by Von Allan
• Tara Tallan
• Kate Beaton
• Mirror Mind, Tory Woollcott
• Channel M Publishing
• Raina Telgemeier
• Jill Thompson
• Miss Lasko-Gross
• Katie Skelly
• Françoise Mouly
• Carol Tyler

Woman of Distinction:
• Amy Adams: co-proprietor of Bergen Street Comics
• Sam (Samantha) Boswell: assisted on Von Allan’s The Road To God Knows
• Laura Hudson: Comics Alliance
• Katie Merrit: retailer, Green Brain Comics
• Lauren Sankovitch: editor, Marvel Comics
• Elizabeth Dingmann: Lerner Publishing publicist
• Jenette Kahn: Former Publisher, DC Comics
• Peggy Burns: Associate Publisher, Marketing & Sales, Drawn & Quarterly
• Françoise Mouly: Publisher/Editorial Director TOON Books

The Female Cartoonists Hall Of Fame:
• Carla Speed McNeil
• Louise Simonson
• Devin Grayson
• Zelda Mavin Jackson aka Jackie Ormes
• Diana Nock
• Athena Currier
• Roz Chast
• Dori Seda
• Alison Bechdel