A reminder that the closing date for entries to the new Scottish Independent Comic Book Awards is Monday 2 May 2011. The awards, presented in association with the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society, are due to be handed out at the Glasgow Comic Con’s separate evening event on Saturday 18 June 2011.
There are three different categories in the awards, Best Comic Book/Graphic Novel, Best Artist and Best Writer, with entries open to work either created in Scotland or by a resident of Scotland or with a Scottish theme that was published between January 2010 and March 2011.
Initial submissions will be assessed by a panel consisting of writers Jim Alexander and Frank Plowright, artist Gary Erskine and the Director of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society Stuart Robertson. The shortlisted entries will then be voted for by the attendees of the Glasgow Comic Con who will have the opportunity to view the entries during the week leading up to the convention and at the convention itself.`
There are more details of the Scottish Independent Comic Book Awards, as well as submission details, at the Glasgow Comic Convention website.
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.