Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Ledger Awards Returning Soon!
The Australian-based Ledger Awards were created in 2005 to acknowledge excellence and achievement in Australian comic arts and publishing. They were the brainchild of Gary Chaloner, a professional Tasmanian based comics writer/artist. Up to now the Ledger Awards has been a fully independent and non-profit initiative with no affiliations or links with organisations, businesses or other institutions. The Ledgers became too large for any one person to organise and lapsed during the last three years. However, a new Ledger Awards Organising Committee was recently formed and held its inaugural meeting in Sydney on Friday 18 June 2010. The committee consists of Gary Chaloner (comics artist), Tim McEwen (comics artist), Wolfgang Bylsma (Gestalt Publishing publisher), John Retallick (host/presenter of The Comics Spot radio show), Cefn Ridout (comics editor, writer and reviewer), and Jozef Szekeres (Black Mermaid Productions director and comics artist) and Julie Ditrich (Black Mermaid Productions director and comics writer). We’re hoping to get the Ledgers rolling again in 2011.