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VOTING Ballot Box OPEN!! A Detailed Look at the 2024 Drunk Duck Awards Ballot Categories. VOTE BY JULY 6th!!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 17, 2024

Photo: “FYC: Calling In a Favor” by HawkandFloAdventures. (2024)

There is still time to get votes into the ballot box — THREE MORE WEEKS - - to be exact. If you still have the ability to vote, but have not clicked the ballot link posted last week, then here is a more in depth preview of what to expect when voting.

Voting Ballot Link:

The categories and splendid explanations were all penned by Master of Ceremonies, Niccea:

Genre Awards

Best Adventure Comic
Quests, missions, explorations, and/or other dangerous or exciting ventures.

Best Adult-Oriented Comic
A-rated comics. XXX No one under 18 admitted! Live nudes! Or excessive violence. Or both! These comics must be rated A.

Best All-Ages Comic
Child-friendly comics that the whole family can enjoy. (E rated)

Best Anthropomorphic Comic
They act like people and think like people, but they look like foxes or dolphins or toasters.

Best Community Project or Anthology
Comics and projects that bring together a variety of DD members or short stories for massive synergy! (DD Awards are not eligible, for giving ourselves an award would create a paradox vortex from which there is no escape.)

Best Drama
A story focused on a real world setting and is character-driven with a focus on emotions. Courtroom dramas, medical dramas, crime dramas, romantic dramas, high school dramas (but when is high school not dramatic?), etc.

Best Fantasy Comic
Magical, mythical, mystical, marvelous. Comics set in fantastical settings, involving magic or mythical creatures, abilities, or beings.

Best Horror Comic
The dark, scary, and twisted. Monsters, psychological thrillers, and ax-wielding psychos all have their place among these wonderfully horrific comics.

Best Humor Comic
Gags, jokes, lols, roflmaos, and such. Format and subject matter aren't important. It just has to make you laugh.

Best Mystery/Crime/Noir
Crime drama, police, mobsters, mysteries, hard-boiled detectives, and/or meddling kids.

Best Parody/Tribute
Comics that use the characters, worlds, or creations of other creators. It's not copyright infringement! It's an homage!

Best Philosophical/Political Comic
Make-you-think comics that address deep topics from the spiritual and philosophical to the cultural or political.

Best Sci-fi Comic
A form of speculative fiction so named because the fantastical elements are rooted in or explained by actual or fictional scientific theory.

Best Superhero Comic
Too super for other categories.

Style Awards

Best Action Within a Comic
Chase scenes, fights, big explosions; CRASH POW ZOOM – you know the stuff

Best Atypical Art
Comics that use 3D rendering, Photography, Sprites, or Macaroni Art or anything use that breaks the mold.

Most Deliciously Offensive
These f&%#@ comics might p^@(# you the f*^^@* off.

Technical Awards

Best Background Art
The background, setting, environment, and surroundings. Including architecture, scenery, furniture, vehicles, etc.

Best Character Design
The artistic design of the characters. This includes anatomy, facial expressions, and clothing (but not speech, mannerisms, or personality/actions).

Best Comic Layouts
The components of visual storytelling that harmonize the artwork into a page and direct flow and pacing. Includes panel shape and position, placement of speech balloons, lettering, and general readability.

Best Dialogue
It's all about what they say and how they say it.

Best Plot Development
The overall story composition and pacing, and the use of storytelling elements.

Most Improved Art
The comic that shows the most artistic improvement between July 2022 and now.

Character Awards
(Please include the name of the character as well as the comic.)

Best Protagonist
Contrary to popular belief, the protagonist is the main character of the story whether they are good or evil.

Best Antagonist
Opposes the protagonist. Doesn't necessarily have to be evil incarnate, it could be Superman in a comic about Lex Luthor for example.


User Awards
(You may also leave a comment about why this person deserves this award to be used in the awards presentation.)

Outstanding Achievement Within the Community
The user that will win this award is always there to participate in the community no matter what. These people show their support for the site within the forums or by participating in community projects.

Most Dedicated Creator
That creator who seems to be a page-making machine, every day on time – or maybe the one who has been at it forever and has a thousand pages of the most amazing quality – or the one who is updating five different regular comics on a schedule. Whatever they are doing, they sure are DEDICATED.

Most Supportive Reader
Maybe they leave the most comments or the most insightful ones, or they draw wonderful fanart, or they are always available to discuss your script ideas or send you cards when you're on hiatus.

Best Newcomer Award
Awarded to a newcomer who has come to the site within the last year or so and has really stood out. They could be creators or dedicated readers


Best Completed Comic
Comics that were concluded sometime between July 2023 and now. (Indefinite hiatus doesn't count.)

Best Overall Comic Strip
Best webcomic with stand-alone updates or short, unrelated story arcs, usually in a horizontal or vertical strip format.

Best Overall Story Comic
Best webcomic that tells a continuous story, usually in full page format.

Create Your Own Award
Didn't see the proper award for the comic/person you were thinking of on this list? Make one up. Create your own award and give it a winner. Best
awards will be chosen by a dedicated team of judges.

And the award goes to…

Voting Ballot Link:

Happy Voting!!

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HawkandFloAdventures at 5:08AM, June 17, 2024

This is going to be an exciting year!

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