The categories covered in the awards are:
- Best Comic
- Best New Comic for webcomics launched on or after the first of November 2009
- Best Colour Art
- Best Black and White Art
- Best Non-traditional Art, covering all artistic techniques other than conventional drawn images, such as photography, pixel art and 3D art
- Best Writing
- Best Character
- Best Gag-a-day Comic
- Best Longform Comic
The Webcomic List (www.thewebcomiclist.com) is a Webcomic listing site, news portal and community forum launched in 2003 which lists and monitors over 16,800 online comics.
"Judging this year's awards are a selection of prominent web and print comic creators, as well as community organisers," explains Wendy Wood, head of this year's TWCL Award committee.
Judges confirmed for this year include: Scary-Go-Round and Bad Machinery creator, John Allison; Screenwriter, novelist and former editor of Judge Dredd Megazine and 2000AD, David Bishop; DC, Marvel and Image Comics veteran Kurt Hathaway; Rob Tracy, founder of webcomicscommunity.com; Melissa De Jesus and Ed Power, creators of the syndicated strip My Cage; Zoe Robinson and Luke Surl of the Webcomics Company podcast; creator of the webcomic My Cardboard Life, Phillipa Rice; Online Comedian Dr. Stuart Ashen; and Tom Truszkowski, creator of Station V3, Z7, Silence in the Darkness of Q16 and Ebb's Children.
• More info: www.thewebcomiclist.com