The closing date for the 2009 Book & Book Cover Illustration Awards, sponsored by the Enid Linder Foundation and organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, is fast approaching.
Entry into the Awards is free, with winners will be chosen from the following categories:
Book Cover and Jacket Illustration
The winner of each category will receive £2,000. An overall winner will be receive an additional £2,000.
Entrants so far include comics creators such as I.N.J Culbard (“The Picture of Dorian Gray”, above), Adam Grose (“The Prison”), Jason Lutes (“Jar of Fools”), Dave McKean, Mio Matsumoto (“My Diary”), Mungo McCosh, Chantal Montellier (“The Trail of Franz Kafka”), Ryuta Osada, Harriet Russell (“Envelopes”), Danusia Schejbal, Posy Simmonds (“Tamara Drewe”), Adrian Tomine and others.
• Entry into the V&A Illustration Awards is via the online entry form. Entrants may submit up to three images of their work. See conditions of entry here. The closing date is 31 December 2008. For further information about the Awards please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.
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