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Nickelodeon Mag. Comics Award winners announced

Last December I mentioned Nickelodeon Magazine’s first Comics Award. The votes are tallied and the winners are:

  • Favorite Graphic Novel: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” (series), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet Books/Harry Abrams
  • Favorite Comic Book Series: “Simpsons comics”, Bongo Comics
  • Cutest Comic Character: Snoopy – from Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz (United Feature Syndicate)
  • Favorite Comic Strip: Garfield by Jim Davis (Universal Press Syndicate)
  • Best Hair in Comics: Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson (Universal Press Syndicate)
  • Favorite Manga Series: Best of Pok’emon Adventures, by Hidenori Kusaka and Mato (Viz)
  • Grossest Thing in Comics: “The Cheese from Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books/Abrams)
  • Favorite Fantasy Graphic Novel: “Bone” (series), by Jeff Smith

Community Comments

#1 phil tography
March/31/2009
@ 12:10 pm

congrats to Snoopy, the Simpsons and Garfield. just goes to show you not everything new is golden

#2 Steve Lowtwait
March/31/2009
@ 12:23 pm

Yep, it’s cool to see some classic stuff make the grade, which really shows how timeless those characters/strips are.

#3 Garey Mckee
March/31/2009
@ 4:42 pm

I think it speaks more to the fact that much, if not all, of the newer strips contain more overt adult humor than their predecessors, making them far less appealing to youngsters. Plus, the comics mentioned enjoy far more media saturation than any recent work, and total media saturation is what is needed to gain the attention of the electronically emersed young readers.

#4 Mike Peterson
March/31/2009
@ 6:56 pm

My 12-year-old granddaughter has read five volumes of Barnaby, the recently-collected first years of Dennis the Menace and is conversant with Calvin and Hobbes, Little Dee and a variety of other comics. And she really likes Garfield, too.

She also like Japanese, Korean and Mexican food, eats vegetables and … guess what? Likes going to McDonalds.

It isn’t an either/or thing. I like McDonalds. Garfield, okay, not so much. But I’m not a kid, and she is.

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