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Comics Alliance Reader Choice Awards: Best Writer [Poll]

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2013 was a great year for comics. It feels like a similar statement is made after every year concludes, but 2013 unquestionably saw exceptional work from several creators, across multiple publishers and genres within the medium. To close out the year, we offered what we felt to be the best comics of the year, highlighting dozens of writers and artists whose creative output we felt deserved to be celebrated.

But now we want to hear from you. Readers often offer us their opinions, via the comment section or social media, as to what they’re enjoying, or what they think we missed. Now we’d like you to let us know with your vote, as this week we’re launching the first annual ComicsAlliance Reader Choice Awards. We’ll have two categories per day throughout the week, and you can vote more than once if you like, though you’ll have to wait an hour at least before coming back to vote again. Voting will be open until February 11 at 10 a.m. EST, and we’ll announce the winners shortly after.

We’re kicking things off with Best Writer, and you can cast your vote after the cut.

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‘Building Stories,’ ‘Saga’ Dominate 2013 Eisner Awards [SDCC 2013]

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Industry professionals new and old gathered last night for the 2013 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards at Comic-Con International in San Diego, and it proved to be a big night for Chris Ware, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. Ware's Building Stories took home four awards, including Best Writer/Artist and Best Publication Design, while Vaughan and Staples' Saga swept its three categories: Best Continuing Series, Best New Series and Best Writer. Among the highlights of the evening was several award recipients and presenters using their time on stage to offer a few kind words in remembrance of Kim Thompson, the legendary Fantagraphics co-publisher who passed away last month.

And while we regretfully inform you that ComicsAlliance was not among the evening's winners, we once again thank the judges for considering us.

You can see a complete list of nominees and winners below.

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Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson on the ‘Saga’ App Store Fiasco [Interview]

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Last Tuesday comics writer Brian K. Vaughan announced that Apple declined to sell the latest issue of his and Fiona Staples' hit Image Comics series Saga in its iOS App Store market on account of depictions of gay sex acts. The

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TWIST: Apple Didn’t Ban ‘Saga’ #12 from App Store, ComiXology Never Submitted It

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Earlier this week writer Brian K. Vaughan transmitted a press release stating that the latest issue of his and Fiona Staples sci-fi comic Saga would not be available for in-app purchase via ComXology or anything else in Apple's App Store for iOS devices, citing "two postage stamp-sized images of gay sex." Specifically, the artwork depicted graphic oral sex between men, including several ejaculations. While ComicsAlliance chalked the apparent banning up to the App Store's consistently inconsistan

Apple App Store Bans ‘Saga’ #12 Over Graphic Sexual Imagery

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UPDATE: ComiXology has since confirmed that Vaughan's statement was inaccurate, and that the company never submitted Saga #12 to Apple. More here.

Brian K. Vaughan announced via press release on Tuesday

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Brian K. Vaughan & Marcos Martin’s ‘The Private Eye’ #1 Available For Purchase Now

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Yesterday, Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martín released three teaser images for their previously announced new project. While fans were certainly excited, there were still precious few details: neither a title or publisher had been reveale

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Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin Release Images Teasing Their New Project

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Last October, Brian K. Vaughan announced that he and Marcos Martín were working on a new creator-owned project together, but did not reveal the title, publisher or release date. While there are still very few details

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Brian K. Vaughan Defies Genre Conventions And His Past Work In ‘Saga’ [Opinion]

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Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga is one of the growing collection of great science fiction comics coming out in 2012. The story of two people from warring space tribes and their newborn child is told from a purely character-based perspective, with a focus on human interaction taking center stage. This represents a fresh approach not just

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Y: The Last Fan Film Does Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra Proud [Video]

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Development of a live-action studio adaptation of Y: The Last Man seems to have stalled out, but director Christian Cardona shows us how well it could work with this remarkable fan film that brings to life some crucial moments from the Vertigo comics series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. Travis Quentin Yo

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Comics Pride: 50 Comics and Characters That Resonate with LGBT Readers

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We are not the mainstream.

That's a truth understood by anyone who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or in any other way queer. We are not the audience. We are not the market. We are not the

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