Lulu Awards

To bring attention to the best, most women-friendly and reader- friendly work in comics and to recognize the work of women comics creators of the past, Lulu members vote each summer for new inductees for the Women Cartoonists Hall of Fame, “Lulu of the Year,” and the year’s most promising new female talent. The New Talent award is named for comics writer Kim Yale, a founding member who passed away in 1997. Lulu Awards are handed out at Comic Con: International in San Diego each year. Every nominee is worth a look — although the award only goes to a few, they are all winners!

The Fine Print – Awards nomination process and qualifications

Past Lulu Awards and winners:

2008 Lulu Awards

2007 Winners:

Women Cartoonists Hall of Fame:
Colleen Doran, A Distant Soil, The Book of Lost Souls

Lulu of Year:
Abby Denson, She Does What?!

Kim Yale Award for Best New Female Talent:
Rachel Nabors, Rachel the Great

Women of Distinction:
Recognizing those whose work best exemplifies Friends of Lulu’s mission of promoting diversity in comics.
Jennifer De Guzman, Editor-In-Chief, Slave Labor Graphics

Volunteer of the Year:
MK Reed and Robin Enrico

2006 Winners:

Women Cartoonists Hall of Fame:
Roberta Gregory, Naughty Bits, Artistic Licentiousness

Lulu of Year:
SCHOLASTIC/GRAPHIX, Publisher: Babysitters Club, Queen Bee, Breaking Up

Kim Yale Award for Best New Female Talent:
Leigh Dragoon, By the Wayside

Women of Distinction:
Recognizing those whose work best exemplifies Friends of Lulu�s mission of promoting diversity in comics.
Diana Schutz (Editor, Dark Horse)

Volunteer of the Year:
Donnie Tracey of Gotham City Limits

2005 Winners:

Hall of Fame: Rumiko Takahashi

Lulu of Year: TIE: Shaenon Garrity & Flight anthology, Kazu Kibuishi, editor

Kim Yale: Vera Brosgol

Women of Distinction: Heidi MacDonald

Volunteer of the Year: Marc Wilkofsky (New York Chapter)

2004 Winners:

2004 Kim Yale: Lark Pien, Long Tail Kitty

Lulu of the Year: Lea Hernandez, http://www.girlamatic.com

Hall of Fame: Lynda Barry, Ernie Pook’s Comeek

Women of Distinction: Maggie Thompson, Editor Comic Buyer’s Guide

Volunteer of the Year: Charlie Boatner

Some pictures from 2004

2003 Winners:

Women Cartoonists Hall of Fame: Wendy Pini (Elfquest)

Lulu of the Year: Joe Field (Free Comic Book Day Inaugural Year)

Kim Yale Award for Best New Talent of 2002: Raina Telgemeier (Take Out Comics) Volunteer of the Year Award (tie): Dave Roman (Editor, Broad Appeal)
Chris Kohler (webmaster)

2002 Winners:

Women Cartoonists Hall of Fame: Lynn Johnston (For Better or Worse)

Lulu of the Year: Sequential Tart (Marcia Allass – Editor)

Kim Yale Award for Best New Talent of 2001 (tie): Ashley-Jane Nicholaus (Haven)
Gisele Legace (Cool Cat Studio)

Volunteer of the Year Award (New!): Elayne Riggs (Former President of FoL NY Chapter)

2001 Winners:

Women Cartoonists Hall of Fame: Trina Robbins, Hilda Terry

Lulu of the Year: Trina Robbins and Anne Timmons (GoGirl!)

Kim Yale Award for Best New Talent of 2000: Anne Timmons (GoGirl!)

2000 Winners:

Women Cartoonists Hall of Fame: Marge Henderson Buell

Lulu of the Year: Trina Robbins (From Girls to Grrlz: A History of Women’s Comics from Teens to Zines)

Kim Yale Award for Best New Talent of 1999: Rachel Hartman (Amy Unbounded)

1999 Winners:

Women Cartoonists Hall of Fame: Ramona Fradon

Lulu of the Year: Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother)

Kim Yale Award for Best New Talent: Devin Grayson (writer, Catwoman, Black Widow)

1998 Winners:

Women Cartoonists Hall of Fame: Dale Messick

Lulu of the Year: Action Girl, edited by Sarah Dyer

Kim Yale Award for Best New Talent: Carla Speed McNeil (Finder)

1997 Winners:

Women Cartoonists Hall of Fame: Marie Severin

Lulu of the Year: Trina Robbins (The Great Women Superheroes)

Kim Yale Award for Best New Talent: Jessica Abel (Artbabe)

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