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This year’s Judges and Longlists revealed!

The British Comic Awards are very happy to announce this year’s Judging Panel. The judges will decide the winning title from the Best Comic, Best Book and Emerging Talent categories. Without further ado, our judges are:

Jonathan Entwistle – A film director currently developing a UK based adaptation of Charles Forsman’s comic TEOTFW.
Jessica Hynes – An award winning actor and writer known to many as Daisy Steiner from the influential sitcom Spaced.
Danny John-Jules – An actor, singer and dancer who has appeared in numerous musicals and films. Best known for his role as Cat in Red Dwarf.
Jonathan Ross – The infamous television and radio presenter and comic book writer.
Suzy Varty – Comics creator and tutor known for her work in the British Women’s Comic movement of the 1970s.

Judging Panel 2014

More info on all our judges can be found here: http://britishcomicawards.com/judges/

Today also sees the publication of the Longlists for all of the BCA categories. The Longlist contains all the eligible titles that the Committee has put together with help from the public nomination process and info from publishers and creators. These lists contains nearly 200 titles across the Best Comic, Best Book and Young People’s Comic Award categories as well as 93 entrants for the Emerging Talent category.

The shortlists for all our categories will be chosen by the BCA Committee and announced on Friday 17th October.

The winners will be announced at the 3rd Annual British Comics Awards Ceremony on Saturday 15th November as part of the Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds.


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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!