Introduced in 1976, the Eagles are the comics industry’s longest established awards. Acknowledged as the pre-eminent international prizes, they have been featured on the covers of leading US and UK titles across the last 30 years. Unique in that they reflect the people’s choice, the Eagle Awards comprise of two distinct stages.
Nominations are now being solicited for the 2006 Eagle Awards. The winners will be announced at the Bristol International Comic Expo on Saturday, May 12 2007 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Bristol. The ceremony, hosted by comedian Norman Lovett will be preceded by the traditional gala dinner, for which already only a few tickets remain available.
The top five most popular nominations move forwards to the voting stage, and for the first time nominations are open to the whole voting public, at www.eagleawards.co.uk/nominate
• The Eagles now have their very own message forum and website featuring a detailed history of the awards and past winners, all accessible via the Eagles home page of www.eagleawards.co.uk Join in, and nominate now
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.