(THE LAST SANE COWBOY), Rob Osborne (1000 STEPS TO WORLD DOMINATION), and Max Riffner (QUICK STEP).
The five judges for the Isotope Award represent various aspects of the comic industry including creators, retailers, and press. This year's judges are:
Josh W. Cotter - 2004 winner of the Isotope Award for his mini-comic, SKYSCRAPERS OF THE MIDWEST. This Eisner-nominated series has recently been collected in a beautiful hardcover edition by AdHouse Books.
Jason McNamara - Xeric award winning author of FIRST MOON, CONTINUITY, and the recently-released THE MARTIAN CONFEDERACY.
Johanna Draper Carlson - Publishers Weekly writer and the brilliant mind behind Comics Worth Reading. Johanna's open-minded reviews and enthusiastic reporting set the bar for commentary throughout the industry.
Kirsten Baldock - The Isotope's Special Projects Director. Kirsten is also a librarian, bartender, and the author of the SMOKE AND GUNS graphic novel.
James Sime - Proprietor of Isotope - the comic book lounge in San Francisco.
To enter this competition, send five copies of your mini-comic to Isotope's address (326 Fell St. San Francisco, CA 94102) before the October 24th deadline. The award will be given out at the grand ceremony during APE AFTERMATH at the Isotope in conjunction with San Francisco's ALTERNATIVE PRESS EXPO. Because of the nature of this award, the winner will be contacted in advance and must be present at the Isotope at 9 PM on Saturday, November 1st for the award presentation ceremony.
For more information contact the Isotope at (415) 621-6543 or at firstname.lastname@example.org