The Third Annual British Comic Awards took place in Leeds this weekend as part of this year’s Thought Bubble Festival and the winners of five categories were announced.
Congratulations again to all the nominees for making the final Shortlist.
The organising committee says the voting was so close this year that each of the five judges chose a different nominee for Best Book (the winner was decided by taking into account second place votes) so congratulations to the titles and creators who made the final selection.
The winners of the Third Annual British Comic Awards are:
Best Comic – The Wicked + The Divine #1 by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson and Clayton Cowles (Image Comics)
Best Book – The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg (Jonathan Cape)
Young People’s Comic Award – Hilda and The Black Hound by Luke Pearson (Flying Eye Books)
Emerging Talent – Alison Sampson for her artwork on Genesis (Image Comics) and ‘Shadows’ from the In The Dark anthology (IDW)
Hall of Fame – Posy Simmonds
Posy Simmonds accepted her award in person and spoke with Maura McHugh about her incredible career thus far. A full transcript of that conversation with accompanying visuals will be posted on the Awards site in due course: http://britishcomicawards.com
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.