Best Fan Artist Hugo Category

The Best Fan Artist Hugo category was established in 1967 and has been one of the Hugo categories ever since.

The category recognizes fan art as distinct from professional art. The latter is art done for pay. Fan art is commonly cartooning, but it can cover any art done for fannish purposes which is for pleasure (or egoboo) and not for pay.

Fan art historically appeared primarily in fanzines, but it is definitely not limited to fanzines and today is probably more likely to be found on the web or in convention publications.

See also the Hugo Awards and List of Hugo Categories.

Click on the year for detailed results.

Year Winner
1946 Bill Rotsler
1951 Jack Gaughan
1954 Retro Hugo: Insufficient nominations were received so the category did not appear on the final ballot.
1967 Jack Gaughan
1968 George Barr
1969 Vaughn Bode
1970 Tim Kirk
1971 Alicia Austin
1972 Tim Kirk
1973 Tim Kirk
1974 Tim Kirk
1975 Bill Rotsler
1976 Tim Kirk
1977 Phil Foglio
1978 Phil Foglio
1979 Bill Rotsler
1980 Alexis Gilliland
1981 Victoria Poyser
1982 Victoria Poyser
1983 Alexis Gilliland
1984 Alexis Gilliland
1985 Alexis Gilliland
1986 Joan Hanke-Woods
1987 Brad W. Foster
1988 Brad W. Foster
1989 (tie) Brad W. Foster and Diana Gallagher Wu
1990 Stu Shiffman
1991 Teddy Harvia
1992 Brad W. Foster
1993 Peggy Ranson
1994 Brad W. Foster
1995 Teddy Harvia
1996 Bill Rotsler
1997 Bill Rotsler
1998 Joe Mayhew
1999 Ian Gunn
2000 Joe Mayhew
2001 Teddy Harvia
2002 Teddy Harvia
2003 Sue Mason
2004 Frank Wu
2005 Sue Mason
2006 Frank Wu
2007 Frank Wu
2008 Brad Foster
2009 Frank Wu
2010 Brad Foster
2011 Brad Foster
2012 Maurine Starkey