2016 DINKy Award Winners & Nominees

Best Work – Self Published

Baseline Blvd by Emi Gennis
*WINNER* O Human Star: Volume One by Blue Delliquanti
Tom o’Bedlam by Maia Kobabe

Best Work – Small Press

*WINNER*  Drawing the Line: Indian Women Fight Back by Priya Kuiyan, Larissa Bertonasco, Ludmilla Bartscht (Ad Astra Comics)
Mahou Josei Chimaka Magical Woman Chimaka by Kate Rhodes and Jennifer XU (Chromatic Press)
No Ivy League by Hazel Newlevant (JMC Aggregate)
A Story For Desmond by Jason Walz (Tinto Press)
Vulture City Stories by Sam Spina (Kilgore)

Best Work – Mid/Large Press

Dressing By Michael Deforge (Koyama Press)
An Entity Observes All Things By Box Brown (Retrofit Comics/ Big Planet Comics)
Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine (Drawn & Quarterly)
*WINNER*  March: Book 2 by Nate Powell, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin (Top Shelf)
Punks Git Cut By Jay Howell (Last Gasp)
Saint Cole By Noah Van Sciver (Fantagraphics)

Outstanding Work – Diversity

Ikebana by Yumi Sakugawa (Retrofit/ Big Planet Comics)
*WINNER*  The Immortal Nadia Greene by Jamal Campbell
March: Book 2 by Nate Powell (Top Shelf)
O Human Star Volume One by Blue Delliquanti (Self Published)
The Story of My Tits by Jennifer Hayden (Top Shelf) – HONORABLE MENTION (Least Likely to be Optioned as a Kid’s Movie)

Best Zine or Mini

Apartment Hunting by Alison Wilgus
Dog Craps 2 by Sam Spina – HONORABLE MENTION (Most Craptastic Mini)
*WINNER*  Laffy Meal by Pranas T Naujokaitis
Sky Gods by Leda Zawacki

Outstanding Work from Colorado

Cosmic Be-ing #1 by Alex Graham (Self published)
*WINNER*  Mahou Josei Chimaka Magical Woman Chimaka by Kate Rhodes and Jennifer XU (Chromatic Press)
Revolt To What/ 30 Miles of Crazy by Karl Krumpholz (Suspect Press/ Self Published) – HONORABLE MENTION (I Should’ve Been Tabling in the Bar)
Uncanny Adventures Duo #1 and #2 by Several (8th Wonder Press)
Valley of The Silk Sky by Dylan Edwards

Outstanding Web Comic

Failing Sky by Scout Tran-Caffee
The Immortal Nadia by Jamal Campbell 
Hollow Montain by Austin James
*WINNER*  Some Did Rest by Niki Smith

Witchy by Ariel Ries

*WINNER*  Legendary Comics Award:  Denis Kitchen

*WINNER*  Industry Achievement Award:  John Porcellino


*WINNER* Best In Show 2016:  O Human Star: Volume One by Blue Delliquanti