The winners of the first ever Prism Wards for the best in LGBTQIA+ comics were announced last night at the Queer Comics Expo, and it’s a strong lineup.
(Disclaimer: I was a judge for the awards.)
BEST SHORT FORM COMIC
Nothing Wrong With Me by Dylan Edwards, originally published on The Nib
Villainette by Scout Tran-Caffe
Destiny, NY Volume One: Who I Used to Be by Pat Shand (Writer), Manuel Preitano (Artist), Jim Campbell (Letterer), and Shannon Lee (Editor)
Active Voice The Comic Collection by P. Kristen Enos (writer), Heidi Ho (contributing writer), Casandra Grullon (artist), Derek Chua (artist), Leesamarie Croal (artist), Beth Varni (artist), and Dan Parent (cover art)
BEST SINGLE ISSUE FROM A MAINSTREAM PUBLISHER
The Backstagers #1 by James Tynion IV (writer), and Rian Sygh (artist), 2016, from BOOM!Box
Supergirl: Being Super #1 by Mariko Tamaki (writer), Joëlle Jones (pencils), Sandu Florea (inks), Kelly Fitzpatrick (colorist), Saida Temofonte (letters), Jones and Fitzpatrick (cover art), 2016, DC Entertainment
Lumberjanes #17 by Noelle Stevenson (writer), Shannon Watters (writer), and Brooke Allen (artist), 2015, BOOM!Box
POWER & MAGIC:The Queer Witch Comics Anthology, edited by Joamette Gil, 2016, P&M Press
Beyond: The Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology edited by Sfé R. Monster & Taneka Stotts
Food Porn edited by Gina Biggs
Chainmail Bikini: The Anthology of Women Gamers edited by Hazel Newlevant
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.