Tonight the 3rd Annual British Comic Awards took place in Leeds as part of this year’s incredible Thought Bubble Festival and the winners of our five categories were announced. Congratulations again to all our nominees for making the final shortlist, every book represents the best of contemporary British comics. To prove such a point, the voting was so close this year that each of our 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 3rd 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 here shortly.
A huge thanks is due to the Committee, the Judges and our young reading groups from across the country for their time, effort and consideration. A big thanks too must go to Lisa, Clark and Martha at Thought Bubble for hosting us.