The COMICPANEL Awards is an
annual Nigerian awards ceremony honouring achievements in the Nigerian Comic industry. The award was created as a means of recognising the hard
work of creatives in the Comic Industry.
The various category winners are awarded a prizes and plaques, as a symbol of outstanding performance in the year gone by.The awards, first presented in 2014 at the 3rd edition
of the Lagos Comic Con which happened at the.UNILAG sports hall. Now in its second year, the Award
has become Nigerias most respected award that celebrates and recognises individuals and organisation who are keeping the comic industry going.
The Comicpanel Awards is not a popularity contest but a selection of
awardees based on a few criteria listed below.
Selection of nominees are based on this criteria also:
THE AFRICAN IDEAL: 20
How African is the story, the dialogue, the characters
and the morale.
FAN FOLLOWERSHIP: 10
How popular is the comic both locally and internationally. This is not just about likes and hypes
but actual support of the books which translates into
purchases or downloads.
Consistency here for an individual means, for example A colourist: how consistent are the colours for every
page coloured through out the book nominated for.For a studio, How consistent has the studio been in
bringing out books and publicising them to gain followership.
QUALITY AND STANDARDS: 40
This cannot be over emphasised. Every aspect of the book must meet standard and every aspect of the work must meet standards as well.
This means that though an individual may be very popular and loved by many, if his or her work has not shown consistency and also a level of quality that meets international standards, he/she will not take home the award. This is the reason why we do not have any special voting portal for fans to vote.
However the general atmosphere of support on social media can go a long way to sway votes based on our
These rules have been put in place so that individuals do not consistently take away the prizes every year because of their popularity alone or emotional
attachments fans may have for them over the years.
Also a nominee who is not well known and accepted by a majority may also find it difficult to win if he/she is not popular with fans even if he/she has been consistent and has quality standard. Comic panel reserves the right to award anyone we have found
able and has met with all our above qualities
HERE ARE THE WINNERS FROM THE JUST CONCLUDED LAGOS COMICON 2015 WHICH TOOK PLACE AT WATER PARKS TOYIN STREET LAST SATURDAY:
Best Writer: Xavier Ighorodgie (AVONOME) Comic Republic
Best Artist: Sunkanmi Akinboye (EXO) Youneek Studios
Best Colorist: Raphael Kazeem (EXO) Youneek studios
Comic of the Year: AVONOME (Comic Republic)
Studio of the Year: Comic Republic.
This means that Youneek Studios EXO took home 2 awards (best artist and Colorist)
While Comic Republic took home 3 awards (Best Writer, Comic of the year and Studio of the year).
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