Digger Wins a Hugo Award
This year’s Hugo Award for the Best Graphic Story went to Ursula Vernon for her comic, Digger. Digger‘s win marks the first for Vernon and the first for the comic’s publisher, Sofawolf Press.
Speaking about her win, Vernon said, “I’m so honored and grateful to see my little wombat bring home a Hugo. Thanks to everyone who made Digger a success.”
Digger is the story of “a practical wombat trapped in a quirky fantasy world.” First published in 2003, the series finished up on the internet in 2010. Sofawolf Press then published the comic in six print volumes, concluding with volume six in summer 2011.
Sofawolf CEO Jeffery Eddy said, “We always knew Digger was exceptional, and it is our pleasure to have played a part in presenting it to the wider community and giving it the recognition it deserves.”
More on The Hugo Awards [Courtesy of Sofawolf]:
“The Hugo Awards are the popular awards for the field of science fiction and fantasy. They are awarded in a ceremony each year at the World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon), which this year was held in Chicago, Illinois. In 2009, the World Science Fiction Society, which administers the Hugo Awards, added a category for ‘Best Graphic Story,’ to be presented for five years as a trial to evaluate the breadth of content in that category in science fiction and fantasy. At the World Science Fiction Society’s meeting this weekend, the group voted to remove the five-year sunset clause and make the award for Best Graphic Story a permanent part of the Hugo slate.”