dcoty2016It’s been another amazing year for digital comics with our shortlist for Digital Comic of the year featuring cutting edge motion books, avant grade webcomics and crowd-funding sensations, all of which push the boundaries of the medium of digital comics.

But with a landslide of a victory, we are proud to announce that the winner of the Digital Comic of the Year 2016 is…

dcoty2016It’s been another bumper year for exciting and innovative digital comics in 2016. From boundary pushing webcomics to crowd-funded sensations to cutting edge apps, we have picked out 10 of the best for you to vote on and declare the best Digital Comic Of The Year 2016. So get involved and make sure your favourite joins the likes of Madefire’s Captain Stone and Mono:Pacific, David Lloyd’s Aces Weekly and last year’s champion Adventures in Pulp, as winner of our prestigious prize.
Below is our rundown of the contenders for this year’s prize, and you can cast your vote here. (Polls close at midnight on December 23rd!)

It’s been an incredible year for digital comics in 2014 which made looking back at the last 12 months and picking our favourite quite the challenge. Having anounced our pick of the Top 10 Digital Comics of 2014 at the beginning of January, the Pipedream Comics readers have been voting in record numbers on the website, as well as via Twitter and Facebook to crown this year’s champion. And without further a due we can proudly announce the winnner of the Digital Comic of the Year 2014 is…

It’s exciting times for the Digital Comic of the Year 2013, as Aces Weekly volume 10 is unveiled via the Aces Weekly website and publisher David Lloyd tells us that they will also be debuting on ComiXology with all 10 volumes set to be released over the coming months.

DCOTY2013_mediumIt’s been a fantastic year for digital comics in 2013 with incredible new titles from the world’s biggest publishers as well as an exciting new generation of independent creators pushing the boundaries of what makes a digital comic. To celebrate this momentous year we have named the Top 10 Digital Comics of 2013 which you can read here.

You can then help choose the winner of this year’s prestigious ‘Digital Comic of the Year 2013’ Award by voting for it in our Facebook poll by clicking here! 

According to writer Ben Abernathy, Madefire‘s new series The Heroes Club is packed full of insider jokes and subtle references to the Madefire world, but what (or rather who) on earth could this bully be referring to when confronting Captain Stone?

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Download the whole of The Heroes Club #1 now via the Madefire app

 

Captain Stone is Missing #5 (Madefire)In case you haven’t been keeping up with the latest episodes of Madefire‘s Captain Stone is Missing (and if not why not!) then you might have missed a little guest star on the cover of issues 4 and 5 – us! That’s right, on the cover of the last two instalments of Captain Stone is a little message celebrating the fact that it was voted digital comic of the year, by the readers of this very website. This has made our year, so we thought it was about time we had a little self-congratulatory post to celebrate this awesome milestone for both this site and digital comics! Captain Stone is free to download via the Madefire app on the iPad, so be sure to check it out!

Captain Stone is Missing 1 cover (Madefire)It’s been an amazing year for digital comics and after a fortnight of frantic voting on Facebook, we are proud to announce that the winner of the inaugural Pipedream Comics Digital Comic of the Year 2012′ is ‘Captain Stone is Missing‘ by Liam Sharp, Christina McCormack and the team at Madefire.

What we said about Captain Stone:
“A cutting edge tour de force of digital comics. Showcasing the Madefire app’s motion comics technology to its utmost, Captain Stone merges a multitude of art styles with stunning interactive elements and physical effects, and a mean and moody soundtrack…. it has become one of the most sophisticated digital titles around.”

What the winners said…
“Myself, Christina and all at Madefire are delighted that Captain Stone is Missing… has been voted digital comic of the year! 2012 proved to be the year that digital storytelling came of age, and we faced some genuinely stiff competition. Congratulations to all the other story teams that made the top ten list, and here’s to more good things in 2013!”
— Liam Sharp, CCO Madefire, writer/artist of Captain Stone

The final standings
1.    Captain Stone is Missing (MadeFire)   379 votes
2.    Powerplay (Kurt Christenson/Reilly Brown173 votes
3.    Kickback (Panel Nine) 91 votes
4.    Double Barrel (Top Shelf Comix) 26 votes
5.    Upgrade Soul (Opertoon) 21 votes
6=   Treatment Tokyo (MadeFire) 9 votes
6=   Insufferable (Thrillbent) 9 votes
8.    Aesops Ark (MonkeyBrain) 8 votes
9.    Avengers vs. X-Men Infinite (Marvel) 6 votes
10.  Bottom of the Ninth (Ryan Woodward) 2 votes

For details on the full shortlist you can find out more here