Sorry it took a while to get back in here, it's been a busy week.
A comic is eligable as long as it started off as, and continues as a webcomic. So a comic like Garfield, which also appears on the web, is not eligable because it started off as a print comic and is copied on the web. But comics that appear on the web and are copied in print are eligable.
And with the exception of the "Outstanding Newcomer" award, comics can be any any age or length. However, voters should be focusing specifically on a comic's performance during the previous year.
Except for those few requirements, we've pretty much relied on the voters to help us define what's eligable and who they want to reward.
As for being eligable to vote... You just need to be involved in some way with currently presenting a comic on the internet. That can be as a writer, artist, colorist or producer; however only one person can be represented from each comic and every person can only vote once.
I hope this answers your questions.
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