Okay, the voting has finished, so now it's time to deliver the results! The way the voting was conducted, each voter picked their ten favorite writers and artists, ranked from 1-10 (1 being most favorite, 10 being least favorite). For first place, the writer/artist was given 10 points, for second - 9 points, for third - 8 points, and so on and so forth. Then, all the points were added up, and ranked in order of points received. Here are your All-Time Top Fifty Comic Book Writers (next to the ranking I will give how many points the writer received and how many first place votes - if any - the writer received)!!
50. Dave Sim – 47 points (1)
Dave Sim is best known for his work on Cerebus, for which he wrote and drew (along with Gerhard assisting on artwork) for 300 issues from 1977 until 2004.
Cerebus began as a parody of Conan the Barbarian, but soon evolved into a complex tale about politics, religion, sex, relationships and personal beliefs that stands as a modern comic masterpiece.
48 (tie). Chris Ware – 49 points
Chris Ware went from a college cartoonist to working with Art Spiegleman, and soon began work on Acme Novelty Library, which he continues to publish by himself today (although he still maintains a relationship with Fantagraphics, who published the book for years).
His graphic novel, Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid On Earth, was a massive critical success, with its stark tale of human alienation and loneliness.
Ware continues to do new comics which continue to please audiences with their awkward truths evident in the works.