2013 British Comic Awards Committee confirmed

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Plans for the second annual British Comic Awards are well underway — so here’s a reminder that you can nominate titles for consideration by the BCA Committee via the Awards  Nomination Form or on the BCA home page.

The Committee for 2013 has also now been assorted and confirmed and are Zainab Akhtar, Clark Burscough, co-runner of Thought Bubble, Richard Bruton, writer for the Forbidden Planet International blog, Dr. Mel Gibson, Dr. Ian Hague, director of the Comics Forum, Tom Humberstone, David Monteith co-runner of Geek Syndicate, Vicky Stonebridge, Stacey Whittle and Lisa Wood, founder of Thought Bubble. BCA Founder Adam Cadwell is taking the role of Committee Chair.

“We believe we have a great range of skills and interests on the Committee,’ says Adam, “meaning we should be able to cover every aspect of British comics, delivering a nominations list to the Judges that represents everything that is magnificent and vibrant about British comics in 2013.”

What has been your favourite British comic or graphic novel since last September? What treats have you bought at a comic show or received for Christmas? If you’re a creator, what work have you made that you’re especially proud of? Let the BCA know.

Any title by British creators published between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013 are eligible as long as the rights remain in the UK. Please check the Qualifying Work page for further info.

Please note this isn’t a most-votes-win process, this is a nomination process, you only need to nominate a title once and creators and publishers can nominate their own work too. You can send the BCA numerous (different) suggestions from now until the 31st August.

The 2nd Annual British Comic Awards will be held on Saturday 23rd November 2013 at the Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds, UK.

• Follow the British Comic Awards at http://britishcomicawards.com, on Twitter and on Facebook

• Short bios and flattering photos of the whole Committee can be found on the BCA Committee page

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. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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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