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Posted at 3:00 PM ET, 12/20/2010

BEST OF 2010: Time to nominate your picks for top comics

By Michael Cavna


It's that time again to nominate your favorite comics.

A year ago, readers nominated hundreds of features for the "best comic" and "best webcomic" Riffy Awards. So this year, we are expanding the categories. Comic Riffs is now seeking your nominations for: Best Comic Feature of the Year (any medium); Best Webcomic of the Year; Best Graphic Novel or Comic Book of the Year; and Best Animation of the Year.

Nominations will be accepted till 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 27. You may send your nominations to Comic Riffs via e-mail (comicriffs@washpost.com); via Twitter (Twitter.com/comicriffs); via Facebook (Facebook.com/comicriffs); or via the Comments field below.

The top nominees will be culled for nonbinding reader polls. (And if there is another category you'd like to see included -- best cartoon app? best political cartoon? -- you are encouraged to send along that suggestion.)

And as Neil Gaiman notes regarding his selections for the book "Best American Comics of 2010," "best" is such a subjective word and that yet, it does serve to spotlight great work and, sometimes, help unearth below-the-radar comic discoveries.


PennyArcade.jpg "Penny Arcade" won the Riffy Award for Best Webcomic of the Decade.

By Michael Cavna  | December 20, 2010; 3:00 PM ET
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Comments

I nominate the all ages fantasy:
"The People That Melt In The Rain"

http://thepeoplethatmeltintherain.smackjeeves.com/

Posted by: dubischny | December 20, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Comics
* Cul De Sac
* Pearls Before Swine
* Tom the Dancing Bug
* Dilbert
* Ink Pen
* The Argyle Sweater
* Get Fuzzy

Webcomics

* Perry Bible Fellowship
* xkcd
* The Oatmeal
* Basic Instructions
* Navy Bean
* Penny Arcade
* Maddog, Ghetto Cop
* Devin Crane, Comic Strips Ghostwriter

Posted by: LannyG | December 20, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Comics:
Cul de Sac
Doonesbury
Pearls Before Swine
Brewster Rockit!

Posted by: ltwd | December 21, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse

Cul De Sac (for every category available)

Posted by: Gregjake | December 21, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Agnes
Big Nate
Judge Parker
Safe Havens
On The Fasttrack
Funky Winkerbean
Mutts
Cul de Sac
Zits
Get Fuzzy

Posted by: MARKHAGNER | December 21, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Jesus & Mo
xkcd
Scenes From A Multiverse
Spacetrawler

Posted by: thedixieflatline | December 24, 2010 7:40 AM | Report abuse

Jesus & Mo is the most consistently funny and thought provoking comic out there. XKCD ran out of ideas some time ago and is reduced to sneering at stuff that Randal Monroe doesn't get- a depressingly large set of things. Sorry RM- your glory days are long past.

Posted by: spiersking | December 24, 2010 7:48 AM | Report abuse

Jezus & Mo for Best Webcomic of the Year

Posted by: marceldewel | December 24, 2010 7:54 AM | Report abuse

Jesus and Mo is the Webcomic of the last 2000 years.
Trust me

Posted by: YHVH | December 24, 2010 8:23 AM | Report abuse

Jesus and Mo - Webcomic of the year

Posted by: bapuss | December 24, 2010 8:30 AM | Report abuse

Jesus and Mo.
Consistantly funny.

Posted by: GMartin-Royle | December 24, 2010 8:36 AM | Report abuse

Jesus and Mo - Webcomic of the year

Posted by: bartlawless | December 24, 2010 8:41 AM | Report abuse

Jesus and Mo. It is a beacon of light in a a world filled with insane and dangerous ideas. Always funny, and well worth the read.

Posted by: alienheart | December 24, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

I nominate Jesus and Mo, it is brillant.

Posted by: la_chounie | December 24, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

Jesus and Mo is way better than any other comic I read. Consistently funny.

Posted by: TheFlashingBlade | December 24, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

"Jesus and Mo" is great, it really is.

http://www.jesusandmo.net/

But so is "Bug."

http://www.bugcomic.com/

I don't know which of those two is my favorite right now.

Posted by: billg4 | December 24, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Jesus & Mo and Hobotopia are my two must reads everyday.

Posted by: bobfulcher | December 24, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

I hereby nominate Jesus and Mo for Best Comic (any medium) and Best Webcomic.

Posted by: dveej | December 24, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

I nominate three webcomics:

Girl Genius
Jesus & Mo
xkcd

Posted by: Ambidexter | December 24, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

My must reads are: http://www.jesusandmo.net and http://farleftside.com

Posted by: godless2 | December 24, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

My must reads are: http://www.jesusandmo.net and http://farleftside.com

Posted by: godless2 | December 24, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

* xkxd (web)
* Jesus and Mo (web)
* PhD comics (web)

Posted by: AReader13 | December 25, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

I nominate Jesus and Mo (Web), which should be required reading.

Posted by: ehubert | December 25, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

I hereby nominate 'Jesus and Mo' for Best Webcomic of the year.

Posted by: TorbenPedersen | December 25, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

I nominate "Jesus & Mo".
Consistantly funny (and often very clever as well!)

Posted by: xgraphica | December 25, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

I nominate

Sinfest
Jesus & Mo

Posted by: lawof5z | December 25, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

It definitely has to be Jesus & Mo - some of the most biting sarcasm and commentary out there - if comedy was a sea of excrement, J&M would definitely be a floater.

Posted by: theaulddubliner | December 25, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

I want to nominate
- Gunnerkrigg Court
- Jesus & Mo
- xkcd

Posted by: siivekas | December 26, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Gunshow (http://www.gunshowcomic.com) for all categories.

Posted by: cassielassy | December 26, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

I nominate Jesus & Mo. Consistently insightful and funny.

Posted by: darwinharmless | December 26, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

I nominate Jesus & Mo. Consistently insightful and funny.

Posted by: darwinharmless | December 26, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

http://www.systemcomic.com/ Rosscott is HilariAwesome and remember Jimmy the Murderdog, he'll get you

Posted by: HSMagnet | December 26, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

My nomination is for the webcomic Calamities of Nature (http://calamitiesofnature.com/). Consistently funny and thought-provoking.

Posted by: cackerson | December 27, 2010 1:38 AM | Report abuse

Calamities of Nature for best comic feature & web comic!

Posted by: calkiddewey | December 27, 2010 2:43 AM | Report abuse

Calamities of Nature for best comic feature and webcomic!

Posted by: calkiddewey | December 27, 2010 2:44 AM | Report abuse

I nominate Calamities of Nature for best comic feature and best webcomic.

http://www.calamitiesofnature.com/

Posted by: Kathleen12 | December 27, 2010 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Jesus & Mo is at least 2,000 years ahead of the competition, and clearly the best out there since the demise of Perry Bible Fellowship, nothing better to be seen until the resurrection gets here.
You might want to find a comfortable spot to sit down, it may be a while.

Jerrywww
www.boskolives.wordpress.com

Posted by: jerrywww | December 27, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

I nominate Commissioned Comic http://www.commissionedcomic.com/ for best webcomic, Professional, artful, friendly and of course hilarious.

Posted by: climatic4 | December 27, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Jesus and Mo

hands down

Posted by: fyngyrz | December 27, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

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