Scottish Independent Comic Book Alliance Awards Entry Deadline this week

SICBA Awards 2019 BannerIf you’re a Scottish comics creator, there’s still time to enter your work into the Scottish Independent Comic Book Alliance Awards for this year – but you’ll have to hurry, as the deadline is this Thursday, 25th April 2019.

Sponsored by Comic Printing UK , the awards are dedicated to supporting and nurturing Scotland’s vibrant and unique independent comic book scene and were set up to celebrate the ongoing growth of the medium in Scotland.” Past winners include Colin Bell and Neil Slorance’s Dungeon Fun, Morag Kewell’s Big in Japan, Chris Baldie and Michael Park’s Space Captain and Zhou Fang’s Garden.

SUCBA 2019 - Judges David Bishop, Sinéad Grainger and Andy Oliver

SUCBA 2019 judges David Bishop, Sinéad Grainger and Andy Oliver

The results to be announced at Glasgow Comic Con on 28th June and this year’s judges are former Tharg, David Bishop, the programme leader for Creative Writing at Edinburgh Napier University; Little Shop of Heroes co-owner and Dunfermline Comic Con co-organiser Sinéad Grainger and Broken Frontier Editor-in-Chief Andy Oliver, who has been instrumental in championing new voices in comics.

The Awards are and there’s still time to submit to the Awards which close later this week.

Find out how to enter here on the Glasgow Comic Con web site

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