• Grant Stoye

the 2022 GRANTIE™ Awards!

It's been a year.


Since the last Granties™? Well duh, yeah, but I don't mean it like that.


I mean, it's been a YEAR; A long, frustrating, scary, habitually disappointing year where it seems like almost everything that takes place outside of a panel or a splash is looking to drain humanity's bandwidth just a fraction more each time.


And, suffice it to say, that sucks moose ass.


But that's why comics and sequential art seem to mean so much more today. This perfect amalgam of words and artwork that magically seem to be more cinematic than a film and more thoughtful than an album has done so much for, well, me over the course of this year despite so many twists, turns, and setbacks. I don't know how well I'd be doing without the upcoming list of comic work and workers.


These are pieces that I have spent money on, stumbled upon, and been almost forced to read at times, and they struck me in that wonderful resonating way that makes your spirit vibrate. These are pieces I allowed into my life, and I feel that's the ultimate award anybody can give a piece of art nowadays, y'know? We're inundated by so much fucking content, so much of it inherently worthless (bc it's sharted out by almost any platform to get your attention and your money and your thoughts), that our ability to place value on our chosen books or pdfs or podcasts or whatever makes it SO much more precious.


And that's what these are, this dumb award thing I made up - These are works that have meant the most to me over this last year. If your work doesn't make my list? That doesn't mean it holds any less value to anyone else. That doesn't mean it's not good or it's unworthy. If you feel like you've been jilted, make your own goddamn awards - I did!


So, in addition to containing a shred of acknowledgment, I wanted these medalists to also have my gratitude, for producing something so subjectively pleasing in a field that means so much to me. I wish my dumb jpegs were more intrinsically valuable to our community in a broader sense, but I hope they serve as a reminder that your hard work meant a lot to one person. And if they can reach me (a dopey, awkward, middle-aged turd) on such a profound level, think of what your work must do to others!


But enough farting around, here are the 2022 Grantie™ Medallists!






Favorite Writers


Jarred Luján (Twin Blades, All the Devils Are Here, YULE)

Markisan Naso (By the Horns)

Danny Lore (DoDS: Blade, Lunar Room, Truth & Justice)

Ram V (Swamp Thing, Many Deaths of Laila Starr)

Si Spurrier (the Rush, Step by Bloody Step, Way of X)

Grant Morrison (Superman and the Authority, Green Lantern)



Favorite Line Artists


Alaire Racicot (Crown & Anchor, Sidequest)

Jason Muhr (By the Horns)

Skylar Patridge (Resonant, Marvel Voices)

Max Sarin (Giant Days, Harley Quinn: Eat, Bang, Kill Tour)

Bayleigh “Iceghost” Underwood (It Took Luke)

Bob Quinn (Way of X)


Favorite Color Artist


Martina Bonanni (Sidequest, Pilgrim's Dirge)

Ellie Wright (Red Sonja, 33)

AHG (Eat My Flesh Drink My Blood)

Tamra Bonvillain

Mike Spicer

Rocco Langg (the Twin Blades)


Favorite Cover Artists


Maria Wolf

Jenn St Onge

Fellhound

Donna Black

Heather Vaughan

Kim Myatt


Favorite Letterers


Toben Racicot

Micah Myers

Aditya Bidikar

Justin Birch

Gabi Downs

Hassan Otsmane-Elhou


Favorite Editors


Stephanie Cooke

Adrian Wassel

Christa Harader

Nicole D’Andria

Claire Napier

Sarah Litt


Favorite Podcasts


Comics Coffee Metal

Word Bros

Bitches on Comics

Amazing Action Podcast

Comics, Inebriated

Cryptid Creator Corner


Favorite Webcomic


Kill Six Billion Demons

Ten Earth Shattering Blows

XII

Hans Vogel is Dead

Beware of Toddler

Rising Sand


Favorite Young Reader Comic


I Am Not Starfire

ParaNorthern

Star Wars Adventures


Favorite Mini


Harley Quinn: Eat, Bang, Kill Tour

Blacks Myth

Step By Bloody Step

The Crimson Cage

Good Boy

Superman and the Authority


Favorite Ongoing


Swamp Thing

Die

By the Horns

Lunar Room

Static


Favorite KS Book


The Twin Blades

The Bardic Verses

Pilgrim’s Dirge

Brigantia

Bette Noir 3

The Preserve


Favorite Anthology


Yule

Shield Maiden v2

Crackle v3

Smut Comic

Beyond Sunset

Howl


Favorite Publisher


Scout Comics

Vault

TKO

Source Point Press

Dauntless

Mad Cave


Favorite One-Shot


Servant of the Black Dog

Ghosts of the Carousel

Death of Dr Strange: Blade

Eat My Flesh, Drink My Blood

Saturn Effect

Lost Connection

River of Sin

Favorite Horror Series


Tomb of the Red Horse

Nice House by the Lake

All the Devils Are Here

Hallowed North

Deadliner

The Crimson Cage


Favorite Humor Series


Metalshark Bro v2

Old Head

Moneyshot

The Bardic Verses


Favorite Fantasy Series


Barbaric

Sidequest

White Ash

The Bardic Verses

Step By Bloody Step

Helm Greycastle



Favorite One-Pager






















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