Saturday, 23 January 2010

Comics Weekend is go for launch!

Comics Fans, rejoice! The New Zealand Independent Comics Festival will be rocking Wellington this April, 2010, and will feature the long awaited return of the Black River Digital New Zealand Comics Awards (the 'Erics'.)

Much of the festival is still TBC, but we can confirm it's to be held at the 'Basement' gallery on Dixon Street... and that it will be AWESOME.

Meanwhile, voting towards the shortlist for the Eric Awards is STILL OPEN to members of the BRD group. Polls close on 30th January, so GET VOTING!! Email your nominations to

The categories are:

Categories are:
Best Comic

Best Anthology

Best Short Piece (can be single issue or piece in anthology)

Best Strip

Best Web-Comic

Best Debut

Best Art

Best Writing

Best Comics Related Website

Best Distribution

You can vote for any independent New Zealand comics (or comics related thingie, depending on category) produced between May 2006 and December 2009. That address again is

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