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The Winners 2012

The shortlists have been chosen, the judges have judged and the ceremony has taken place. It’s time to reveal the winners of the British Comic Awards 2012. Without further ado…

BEST BOOK: NelsonEdited by Rob Davis and Woodrow Phoenix
Published by Blank Slate Books, November 2011.

BEST COMIC: Bad Machinery: The Case of The Fire InsideJohn Allison
Published online at, January to June 2012.

YOUNG PEOPLE’S COMIC AWARD: Hilda and the Midnight GiantLuke Pearson
Published by NoBrow Press, November 2011.

EMERGING TALENT: Josceline Fenton

HALL OF FAME: Raymond Briggs

Congratulations to all our winners and our nominees, and a big thank you to the Committee, the Judges and to everyone who attended the ceremony. Also, huge thanks to our partners at the Thought Bubble Festival without whom none of this would happened and our sponsors at Awesome Merchandise.

For an in depth look at all of our nominees and winners please visit the 2012 Winners page.

There will be a career retrospective blog post about Raymond Briggs appearing here shortly as well as a short film about the very first BCAs by filmmaker Anne Holiday. The site will be updated over the next week and we’ll be open to suggestions for nominees for 2013 very soon.

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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!