2016 Ghastly Award Winners Announced

Named for acclaimed comics creator "Ghastly" Graham Ingels, the Ghastly Award for Excellence in Horror Comics is presented annually for superior story-telling using the comics format. The award judges chose the nominees from the books submitted by comic creators and publishers throughout 2016. Votes were cast by comic book creators, publishers, and fans; and now, the final list of the 2016 winners has been released. To see the winners in each category, see below:

Best Ongoing Title
Harrow County (Dark Horse Comics)
Best Limited Series 
Croak (Alterna Comics)
Best One-Shot Locke & Key: Small World (IDW Publishing)

Best Anthology John Carpenter’s Tales for a Halloween Night Volume 2 (Storm King Productions)
Best Short Story in an Anthology 
“When the Devil Walked in Dower" (Insane Tales From the Dead #3)
Best OGN 
Dylan Dog: Mater Morbi (Epicenter Comics)
Best Archival Collection: Collection of previously released material / Historical Book on Horror Comics
Aliens 30th Anniversary: The Original Comic Series (Dark Horse Comics)
Best Writer Cullen Bunn 
(The Damned, The Sixth Gun, Blood Feud, Death Follows)
Best Artist 
Tyler Crook
(Harrow County)
Best Colorist 
Dave Stewart
(House of Penance, B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth) 

Best Inker  Nik Poliwko
(Tiki Surf Witches Want Blood, The Creeps, Tales from Grim County)

Best Letterer  Nate Piekos
(Colder: Toss the Bones, Alabaster: The Good, the Bad & The Bird, The Steam Man, 
Aliens: Defiance, House of Penance, Weird Detective)

Best Horror Comic CoverFan voting determined the Winner 
Gore Shriek Resurrectus Volume 1: Cover B
(Artist Putrid Matt Carr) Hall of Fame Inductees Johnny Craig 
Gary Reed  Normanton Award Honoree: Presented for their commitment to carrying on the legacy of Horror Comics for generations to come. Craig Yoe * Bold denotes Diamond Publisher
Locke & Key: Small World 
IDW Publishing
978-1-63140-846-5
$14.99
02/28/207 

The Damned Volume 1
Oni Press
978-1-62010-385-2
$10.00
03/08/2017 

The Sixth Gun Book 1
Oni Press
978-1-62010-420-0
$10.00 
06/14/2017 

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