The Ledger Awards acknowledge excellence in Australian Comics & Graphic Novels.
Being on the short list is an impressive achievement in itself. We highly encourage you seek out these works. We’ve added as many links as possible below. Many creators have shared their work free to read since being shortlisted. Free links may be for a limited time so get in quick or even better make a purchase and read at your leisure. Either way enjoy and support these creators however it suits, even a share is appreciated.
We will be updating this list and try to be as complete as possible – shoot us a message to add or amend any details.
The 2019 Ledger Awards Short List is…
Bodies of Water by Campbell Whyte. Manning Community Centre | Free read
Bold Ben Hall by Monty Wedd. Comicoz | Publisher’s store
Career Day by Dean Rankine. Bongo Comics | Preview’s link | Publisher’s store (unavailable in AU)
The Claw: The Terrible Beautiful Claw by Marc Pearson. Glom Press | Creator’s store
Clem Hetherington and the Ironwood Race by Jen Breach & Doug Holgate. Graphix/Scholastic | Scholastic store | Comixology digital link
Dream Diary by Rachel Ang. Self-pubished | Creator’s store
Esther! a true story by Sandra Broman & Esther Olivares. Write & Wrong | Creator’s store
Eternal by Ryan Lindsay, Eric Zawadzki and Dee Cunniffe. Black Mask Studios | Creator’s store
Final Galaxy Battle by Jeb MacKay & Sheldon Vella. Marvel Comics | Free preview | Comixology digital link
The Grot by Pat Grant and Fionn McCabe. Self-published.* | Creator’s store | Free read
How to Survive a World on Fire by Campbell Whyte. Self-published | Free read
Love Accurately by Dean Rankine. Bongo Comics | Preview’s link
Meet Me In The Pit 1 and 2 Edited by Chris Neill. Blueprint Comics | Creator’s store
Minefield by Hien Pham. Bedside Press | Publisher’s store | Free read
My Big Life by Bailey Sharp. Glom Press | Publisher’s store
Neither Here nor Hair Edited by Alisha Jade. Petrie Press | Contributor’s store (physical) | Creator’s store (digital)
Raymonde by Campbell Whyte. Self-published | Free read
Return to Houndstooth College by Catriona Drummond. Self-published | Free preview | Creator’s store
Small Mortal Mammals by Robin Tatlow-Lord. Amplified Press | Publisher’s store
Struggle: Revised Edition by Darren Close. Ozone Studios | Creator’s store | Free read
Swimsuit by Rachel Ang. Glom Press | Creator’s store
Truth, Justice and the American Dream: The Men Behind Superman by Julian Voloj & Thomas Campi. Comicoz | Publisher’s store
Until We Are All Free by Behrouz Boochani & Alex Mankiewicz. PositiveNegatives | Creator’s store/Free read
A Week in Warrigilla by Pi & Teloka Berry. Self-published | Support | Free read
* Due to this being a part of a larger work, the creator has requested not to be considered for a Ledger Award at this time.
From the Ledger’s Facebook post:
These projects all received final votes from the Judging Panel. Recipients of the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards, drawn from this list, will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on Friday 26th April at the State Library of NSW. All welcome!