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2013 Winners Announced!

Tonight, at the glamorous BCA Ceremony being held as part of the Thought Bubble Festival, the winner’s of this year’s Awards have just been announced. The voting was very, very close this year as the Judges tangled with the decision to pick a winner amongst such superb and different titles, but in the end the victors have emerged.

The winners of the 2nd Annual British Comics Awards are:

Best Book – The Nao of Brown by Glyn Dillon (Self Made Hero)

Best Comic – Winter’s Knight: Day One by Robert M Ball (Self published through Great Beast)

Emerging Talent – Will Morris for The Silver Darlings (Blank Slate Books)

Young People’s Comic Award – The Complete Rainbow Orchid by Garen Ewing (Egmont Books)

Hall of Fame – Leo Baxendale

Congratulations to all the winners and to all the nominees! A big thanks is also due to the Committee, the Judges and our young reading groups from across the country for all their tireless hard work and dedication and to Thought Bubble for hosting us once again.

BCA Winners 2013

 


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Awesome Merchandise Competition!

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This year we are happy to announce that we have teamed up with our sponsors at Awesome Merchandise to bring you a, frankly, quite awesome Twitter Competition.

By answering one simple question you could win all 4 winning books from this year’s British Comic Awards (announced on Saturday 23rd November) AND a £100 voucher for Awesome Merchandise who can print anything you want on… anything you want; badges, t-shirts, glow-in-the-dark stickers, mugs, drum sticks, you name it. PLUS you’ll win an Awesome Merchandise t-shirt and merch pack as well. 3 runners-up will win a t-shirt and merch pack too.

Here’s how you can enter:

1) Follow @BritComicAwards & @AwesomeMerch on Twitter.
2) Tweet BOTH of us & tell us which comedian played the genie in the 1991 film ‘Bernard and the Genie.’
3) Use the #AwesomeComicComp hashtag.
4) Sit back and hope you win!

The winners will be chosen at random from all the correct answers on Tuesday, Nov 26th at Midday. The competition is open to the UK residents only. Good luck!


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BCA Shortlist 2013 – Nominees announced

The British Comic Awards committee are very pleased to announce the shortlist for this year’s Awards. The shortlisted titles for each category were decided by the committee of 9 comic industry professionals and academics from 100s of eligible titles submitted by the public as well as publishers and the creators themselves. This year’s nominees are:

Best Comic
The Absence #5 – Martin Stiff (self published)
The Listening Agent – Joe Decie (Blank Slate Books)
Mud Man #6 – Paul Grist (Image Comics)
Soppy #2 – Philippa Rice (self published)
Winter’s Knight: Day One – Robert M Ball (Great Beast/self published)

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Best Book
The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil – Stephen Collins (Jonathan Cape)
Judge Dredd: Trifecta – Al Ewing, Rob Williams, Simon Spurrier, Henry Flint, D’Israeli, Carl Critchlow and Simon Coleby (2000AD Graphic Novels)
The Man Who Laughs – David Hine and Mark Stafford (Self Made Hero)
Mrs. Weber’s Omnibus – Posy Simmonds (Jonathan Cape)
The Nao of Brown – Glyn Dillon (Self Made Hero)

Young People’s Comic Award
Cindy & Biscuit #3 – Dan White (self published)
The Complete Rainbow Orchid – Garen Ewing (Egmont)
Hilda & The Bird Parade – Luke Pearson (NoBrow/Flying Eye Books)
Playing Out – Jim Medway (Blank Slate Books)
The Sleepwalkers – Vivianne Schwarz (Walker Books)

YPCA-nominees-2013

Emerging Talent
Isabel Greenberg (The River of Lost Souls)
Dilraj Mann (Frank Ocean VS Chris Brown, Make You Notice, Turning Point)
Will Morris (The Silver Darlings)
Jade Sarson (Cafe Suada)
Lizzy Stewart (Solo, Four Days In Brussels, Four Days in Iceland, Object Stories)

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And the second entrant to our Hall of Fame will be Leo Baxendale.

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A big congratulations to all the nominees.

The nominated titles will now be passed over to our panel of judges who will decide the winner for each category except the Young People’s Comic Award which is chosen reading groups of young people from schools and libraries around the UK.

The 2nd Annual British Comic Awards Ceremony will take place Saturday 23rd November as part of the Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds (venue and time to be announced). Now in it’s seventh year, the festival will take place in a variety of venues across the city from 17th – 24th November, with a huge 2 day comic convention at the Royal Armouries on the 23rd and 24th. Thought Bubble is the UK’s largest annual event which celebrates sequential art in all its forms and caters to both long-time comic book fans and those who have never picked up a graphic novel before.

The British Comic Awards is an annual celebration of the very best comics made in Britain over the past twelve months. The Awards aim to recognise and promote to a wider audience the finest examples of storytelling in this most underrated of mediums.


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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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Young People’s Comic Award: Last Call for Nominations

 

The deadline for entries for the Young People’s Comic Award is July 31st, just 6 days away!

If you would like your favourite comic, or comic that you’ve made/published, suitable for a young audience and released after August 1st 2012 to be added to the Longlist and considered for this year’s Award, then please NOMINATE IT HERE! Each title only needs nominating ONCE to be considered. This is not a most-votes-win system.

The Longlist for the YPCA this year is, well, not looking very long at the moment. We are sure there must be more comics out there that we have missed and that’s why we need your help. To ensure that your comic for young readers is considered by the Committee please let us know about it in the next week.

To help with this we have added the current, incomplete Longlist for the YPCA to our website. CLICK HERE to see all the titles we are aware of so far. I you think anything is missing, please tell us!

Thank you for all your suggestions so far, there’s been A LOT! Please send us even more for the Young People’s Comic Award in the next 6 days.

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Nominations are open!

Suggest your favourite comics and creators to the Committee for consideration.

We welcome input from readers, shops, creators and publishers alike, but please make sure that your suggestion is eligible for nomination.





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