Best Comic Strip (2012)
Comic strips might be an endangered species, but "Spinadoodles," Sam Spina's incredibly endearing cartoon, makes the form seem very vibrant. The Xeric Foundation award-winning Denver cartoonist has been dutifully drawing his comic strip every day since April 2009, publishing it on his website as well as in the Colorado Daily. Spina has a knack for turning everyday happenings into sweet comic renderings; his artistic diary often chronicles things that his cat does, conversations with his girlfriend and happenings at his pizza-shop job. Draw, partner!