I'm always whining that Slightly Damned is crap because it has basically squat in terms of "notable" attention. No professional reviews, no awards, no Wikipedia page, etc. So this year, I want to try to win an Ursa Major Award.
What are the Ursa Major Awards?
"It is intended as Anthropomorphic (a.k.a. Furry) Fandom's equivalent of the Hugo Award Â® presented by the World Science Fiction Society, mystery fandom's Anthony Award, horror fandom's Bram Stoker Award, and so forth."
For those of you that want to know more about the UMA's, you can visit the official website here: http://www.ursamajorawards.org/index.htm
Nominations should be opening up sometime in January.
In the mean time how about we work together to get Slightly Damned onto the 2012 Recommended Anthropomorphic Graphic Story list?
What is the 2012 Recommended Anthropomorphics List?
This list is separate from the actual awards, and serves as a sort of archive of recommended Anthropomorphic art that was created in 2012.
The list can be seen in its entirety here: http://www.ursamajorawards.org/ReadList.htm
Here's where you, my dear reader, come in.
Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to send an email to email@example.com that contains the following information:
The title of the work: Slightly Damned
A link to the website: http://www.sdamned.com/
Any other information you wish to include. The exact instructions are on the Recommended List page in the above link, but they aren't much different than what I have stated here.
THE DEADLINE IS JANUARY 15, 2013!
PLEASE DO NOT SPAM THE EMAIL
We're good until nominations open on the 17th or so! Thanks for your support and stay tuned!
...of course, only if you actually believe that Slightly Damned should be recommended/nominated/awarded.
I know it may seem silly to covet an award like this, but... I dunno, I figure I have nothing to lose by giving it a shot. Some of you might be confused as to why I care about a furry award when I've fought against being pigeonholed by the label for years, but I have two good reasons for this:
1) I think this is the only webcomic award where I have a snowball's chance in hell of actually being eligible for. The Harvey and Eisner awards are just... yeah, no way, the Hugo Awards require registration for expensive cons (one in San Antonio, TX, one in London), and the Webcartoonist's Choice Awards have been dead for years. If there's anything else out there that you guys know of, I'm all ears!
2) Hey, I figure if Pixar's Brave is elligble for an Ursa Major award, why not Slightly Damned?
(P.S. Thanks to Tec for writing the logistics stuff!)