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Lisa Wood to step down from Committee

Committee member Lisa Wood has made the decision to step down from her role as a voting member of the BCA Committee. Wood, who also co-directs the Thought Bubble Festival, has made the decision to relinquish her role to pursue her career as a comic artist, going by the pen name Tula Lotay, after being offered work from Vertigo Comics and Image. Wood said this news was “super exciting for me as its what I’ve always wanted to do, but it means I need to give up some other commitments.” She also added “I’m pretty sad about it. I’ve loved being a part of it.”

Wood will still be an integral part of the BCAs, coordinating the Awards Ceremony and Young People’s Comic Award Ceremony within the Thought Bubble Festival’s program. She will also advise on key decisions as the Awards go forward into it’s third year.

We all wish Wood the best of luck in her career, she a phenomenally talented artist, and we look forward to seeing more work by her. Tula Lotay’s first work since this decision was made can be seen in Vertigo’s American Vampire: Anthology #1 which is available now and she will soon grace the cover of Elephantmen #54 from Image Comics.

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Thought Bubble is the UK's largest annual event which celebrates sequential art in all its forms, including everything from superheroes to independent and small press comics. They are an non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting comics and graphic novels as an important cultural art form. Taking place at a variety of venues across the city of Leeds, their aim is to cater to both long-term comic book fans and those who have never picked up a graphic novel before!