Best Graphic Story is now a permanent category in the Hugo Awards.
The Locus Awards will probably class Graphic Stories as Art Books, but may not allow them at all.
Nominating Graphic Stories can be hard because of the habit of publishers of putting out collected editions of comic issues in graphic novel form soon after a story arc has finished. Works are only eligible for the Hugos on first publication. So if a collection reprint is published in 2010 but the last issue collected in it was published in 2009, that story was eligible in 2010, not 2011. If in doubt, check the Comic Book Database.
Note that the same applies to other works. For example, if a great story is published in an obscure small press magazine in 2008, but you read it in a “Best Of” anthology published in 2009, you could not have nominated that story in the 2010 Hugos.
Also, as with TV series, beware of imprecise nominations. A nomination for “Batman”, like a nomination for “Doctor Who”, isn’t sufficiently clear.
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|Grandville Mon Amour, Bryan Talbot (Jonathan Cape)|
|SuperGod (5 issue series), Warren Ellis (Avatar Press)|
|Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows, Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez|
|Irredeemable Volumes 3, 4 and 5, Mark Waid & Peter Krause|
|Chew, Volume 2: International Flavor, John Layman & Rob Guillory|
|Chew, Volume 3: Just Desserts, John Layman & Rob Guillory|
|Air, G. Willow Wilson & M. K. Perker|
|Echo Volume 4: Collider, Terry Moore|
|Echo Volume 5: Black Hole, Terry Moore|
|The Unwritten Volume 2: Inside Man, Mike Carey & Peter Gross|
|The Unwritten Volume 3: Dead Man’s Knock, Mike Carey & Peter Gross|
|Kick-Ass, Mark Millar & John Romita Jr.|
|Fables: Witches, Bill Willingham & Mark Buckingham (Vertigo)|
|Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour, Bryan Lee O'Malley (Oni Press)|
|iZombie Vol. 1: Dead to the World, Chris Roberson & Mike Allred (Vertigo)|
|“The Mud Weeds”, Mushishi volume 8, Yuki Urushibara (Del Rey)|
|“The Final Bit of Crimson”, Mushishi volume 9, Yuki Urushibara (Del Rey)|
|“Aquamarine”, Mushishi volume 9, Yuki Urushibara (Del Rey)|
|“The Scented Darkness”, Mushishi volume 10, Yuki Urushibara (Del Rey)|
|Ôoku volumes 3-5, Fumi Yoshinaga (Viz Media)|