Edinburgh Comic Con opens this year’s Yancy Street Awards nominations

Yancy Street AwardsNominations for the 2018 short lists have opened for the Yancy Street Awards at Edinburgh Comic Con.

The categories for these Awards, inspired by the infamous Yancy Street from Marvel’s Fantastic Four, include Best International Writer, Best International Artist, Best International Colourist, Best Action Comic and more.

UK small press and indie nominations are accepted for UK categories only, but UK publications can enter International categories.

Previous winners for these non-US skewed Awards include George Lennox and James Devlin’s Vietnam Zombie Holocaust. Alex Automatic #1 also won Best UK Single Issue and Starburst magazine has also won for Best Specialist Publication.

An early appearance for Yancy Street, on the cover of Fnatastic Four #29. Image © Marvel Comics

An early appearance for Yancy Street, on the cover of Fnatastic Four #29. Image © Marvel Comics

Mixing comics with TV, film and cosplay, Edinburgh Comic Con returns to the Scottish capital on 14th April 2018. Comics guests already announced include Fernando Dagnino (Justice League: Generation Lost, Tarzan on The Planet of the Apes), Ben Herrera (Ultraverse Freex, X-Men: Prime), Jorge Fornes (Magnus) and Mark Texeira (Ghost Rider, Jonah Hex). Full details of the event so far here.

Nominate your favourite here on the Edinburgh Comic Con web site | Nominations will close at 12.00 pm on 28th February 2018

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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