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Young People’s Comic Award Nominees 2016

YPCA Nominees 2016

The votes are in and this year’s Committee has selected the shortlisted titles for the Young People’s Comic Award 2016 run in partnership with Thought Bubble Comic Art Festival and the Leeds Library and Information Service.

Jonathan Ross, Sarah McIntyre, Zainab Akhtar, David Monteith, Tom Oldham and Abby Bulmer have read each and every eligible title sent to us and picked their favourites, compiled together to create the final shortlist.

This year’s YPCA nominees are:

Lost Tales by Adam Murphy with Lisa Murphy (David Fickling Books) – Buy it here

Mega Robo Bros by Neill Cameron with Lisa Murphy (David Fickling Books) – Buy it here

Parsley Girl: Carrots by Matthew Swan (Avery Hill Publishing) – Buy it here

Tamsin and the Deep by Neill Cameron and Kate Brown (David Fickling Books) – Buy it here

Zorse by Ramzee with Liz Greenfield (Self published) – Buy it here

Congratulations to all the nominees and a big thank you to everyone who submitted their work this year. The full Longlist of eligible titles can be found here.

The nominated titles will now be sent to over a dozen schools across Leeds and throughout the country for the young readers to read, enjoy and judge. Their winning title will be revealed at a special ceremony on Friday 4th November in Leeds as part of the 10th year of Thought Bubble.


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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!