July 1st, 2009

Brian and Anne

On the Best Graphic Story Hugos

I hope that people voting for Best Graphic Story will keep in mind the point of the category - the books should be evaluated not just on the script or whether or not they look pretty, but also on how well the graphic storytelling is done.

Personally, I have the same problem with this category as I do with "best dramatic presentation: short form". I kind of think series should be considered as a whole, with the entire story arc, rather than as individual volumes or episodes, though how well they stand on their own varies and some series are really really long. Hrm. which means they would cross years. That doesn't work either.


Anyway, if anyone cares, my votes for best Graphic Story will likely go as follows:

1. Y: The Last Man, Volume 10 -awesome, and bonus! female artist (Pia Guerra)
2. Girl Genius, Volume 8: Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones
3. Fables: War and Pieces
4. Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle
5. Serenity: Better Days
6. Schlock Mercenary: The Body Politic

I fear that Serenity: Better Days might win for the nostalgia factor or Dresden Files for the name recognition and the fact that the script is decent even though the graphic story craft is weak in both though worse in Serenity than Dresden Files.