The Alley Award was an American series of comic book fan awards, first presented in 1962 for comics published in 1961. Officially organized under the aegis of the Academy of Comic Book Arts and Sciences, the award shared close ties with the fanzine Alter Ego magazine. The Alley is the first known comic book fan award.
The Alleys were given out from 1962 to 1970 (for comics published 1961–1969, respectively), with comic strip awards added in 1967 (for calendar year 1966). The awards were presented at all three Academy Cons from 1965–1967. The final three years’ awards were presented at Phil Seuling’s New York Comic Art Convention.
1967 Alley Awards
Fan Activity Section
Best All-Article Fanzine - (tie) Batmania and Gosh Wow
Best All-Strip Fanzine - Star-Studded Comics
Best All-Fiction Fanzine - Stories of Suspense
Best Article/Strip Fanzine - Fantasy Illustrated
Best Fiction/Strip Fanzine - Star-Studded Comics
Best Article/Fiction Fanzine - (tie) Gosh Wow and Huh!
Best Fannish One-Shot - Fandom Annual
Best Article on Comic Book Material - “Blue Bolt and Gang” (Gosh Wow #1)
Best Article on Comic Strip Material - “Gully Foyle” (Star-Studded Comics #11)
Best Regular Fan Column - “What’s News”, by Dave Kaler
Best Fan Fiction - “Nightwalker”, by Larry Brody (Gosh Wow #1)
Best Fan Comic Strip - “Xal-Kor”, by Richard “Grass” Green
Best Fan Artist - George Metzger
Best Comic Strip Writer - Larry Herndon
Best Fan Project - 1967 South-Western Con
Best Newsletter - On the Drawing Board, by Bob Schoenfeld
Gravity Falls ended but it’s not completely over yet ! We would like to help keeping the fandom alive by making a fanzine/comic book about the characters’s adventures after the finale !
THE COMIC BOOK
We plan to feature 20 artists. The theme is post GF series. Artists will choose a story to tell that takes place after the GF finale (it can be Stan and Ford’s sea adventures, Mabel and Dipper’s life back in California, Blubbs and Durland’s wedding or just Tate and Fidds bonding, as long as it takes place after the finale).
Sadly, this project isn’t open to public. We want to invite experienced artists to make the best comic book possible! The list of participating artists will be up soon on this page.
Preorders will open around Christmas and the comic book will eventually be released next year at the beginning of 2017. Make sure to follow the blog for updates and please help us spread the word!