So a little while ago the Hugo ballot came out, and I was more than a bit surprised to see a furry comic nominated for Best Graphic Story. I hadn't actually read Digger, though I'd seen Ursula Vernon at DucKon last year. I decided to check it out. The first few strips were a little uneven -- she didn't really start with a plan for a long, detailed story -- but it quickly started to come together and become very engaging.
I haven't read any of the other nominees, so I can't say that it's the best, but I think it's definitely Hugo worthy and I would love to see it win. And while it would be great if people would track down and buy the paper book, the whole strip is on the web. If you're going to be voting this year, be sure to give it a read. I laughed, I cried, and while on the one hand it's nice to see a writer give a story a good, solid ending, on the other hand, I'm sad that it is done.