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The Compuserve Comics and Animation Forum's Don Thompson Awards (also known as the Thompsons) were given for achievement in comic books, comic strips, and animation. Initiated in 1992, they were originally known as the Compuserve Comics and Animation Forum Awards for the CompuServe forum that created and gave out the award. In 1994, after the death of long-time comics enthusiast and publisher Don Thompson, the awards were renamed in Thompson's honor. The final awards were presented in 1998.

Don Thompson Award
Awarded forAchievement in comic books, comic strips, and animation
LocationMotor City Comic Con
Detroit, Michigan
CountryUnited States
Presented byCompuServe
First awarded1992
Last awarded1998

Nominees were selected by Compuserve Comics Forum members, with write-in votes allowed; voting was open to Compuserve Comics Forum members. The awards were administered and presented annually at the Detroit-based multigenre convention Motor City Comic Con.



Awards are for work done during the listed year.

Best Achievement by a WriterEdit

Best Achievement by a PencillerEdit

Best Achievement by an InkerEdit

Favorite Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker TeamEdit

Best Achievement by a PainterEdit

Best Achievement by a LettererEdit

Best Achievement by a ColoristEdit

Best Achievement by an EditorEdit

Best Achievement by a Cover ArtistEdit

Best Achievement by a New TalentEdit

Talent Most Deserving of Wider RecognitionEdit

Best Achievement by a Writer & ArtistEdit

Favorite Writer & Artist or Cartoonist (Drama)Edit

Best Achievement by a CartoonistEdit

Favorite Individual Comic-Strip Creator or Creative TeamEdit

Favorite Individual Comic-Book Creator or Single Creative TeamEdit

Best Achievement by a Political CartoonistEdit

Best Long-Form AnimationEdit

Favorite Animated FilmEdit

Best Short-Form/TV AnimationEdit

Favorite Animated TV SeriesEdit

Best CoverEdit

Favorite CoverEdit

Best Continuing SeriesEdit

Favorite Ongoing Comic Book SeriesEdit

Best Limited SeriesEdit

Favorite Limited Comic-Book SeriesEdit

Best New SeriesEdit

Favorite New SeriesEdit

Most Improved SeriesEdit

Favorite Short Story (less than one standard issue in length)Edit

  • 1998: Desire, Batman 80-Page Giant #1

Best Single IssueEdit

Favorite Single-Issue Story (about one standard issue in length)Edit

Best Story ArcEdit

Favorite Serialized Story (continued from issue to issue or otherwise longer than one standard issue in length)Edit

Favorite Comic-Book Work for All AgesEdit

Best Graphic NovelEdit

Favorite New Graphic Novel or Graphic AlbumEdit

Best Non-Fiction WorkEdit

Best Reprint Series or CollectionEdit

Favorite Reprint Graphic Novel or Graphic Album (Current Work)Edit

Favorite Reprint Graphic Novel or Graphic Album (Historical Work)Edit

Best Publication DesignEdit

Favorite Publication DesignEdit

Best Marketing IdeaEdit

Best American Publication of Foreign MaterialEdit

Favorite American Presentation of Foreign MaterialEdit

  • 1998 Gon Color Spectacular (only nominee; award dropped for final ballot)

Best Publication About ComicsEdit

Favorite Publication about Comic Strips, Comic Books, or AnimationEdit

Best AnthologyEdit

Best Newspaper StripEdit

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