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    2015 BCA Award Winners

    The 4th Annual British Comic Awards took place at the Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds as one of the opening night events for the Thought Bubble Festival‘s Comic Con Weekend. The winners are: Best Comic – Grey Area: From the City to the Sea by Tim Bird (Avery Hill Publishing) Best Book – The Motherless Oven by Rob Davis (Selfmade Hero) Young People’s Comic Awards – Star Cat by James Turner (David Fickling Books) Emerging Talent – Rachael Stott for her artwork on Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor (SDCC Exclusive), Star Trek #46 -47 and Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive Hall of Fame – Dudley D Watkins Congratulations to all the winners, and the excellent nominees. Well done to the…

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    BCA Nominees 2015

    The nominees for this year’s British Comic Awards have been announced. Best Comic Beast Wagon – Owen Michael Johnson, John Pearson and Colin Bell (Self published) Grey Area: From the City to the Sea – Tim Bird (Avery Hill Publishing) Hand Me Down – Kristyna Baczynski (Self published) Lost Property – Andy Poyiadgi (Nobrow) Strip – Sarah Gordon (Self published) Best Book Comic Book Slumber Party: Fairytales for Bad Bitches – Hannah Chapman (Editor); Stephanie Ayres, Sarah Burgess, Emma Carlisle, Lucie Ebrey, Enoki, Lize Meddings, Becca Tobin, Donya Todd, Alice Urbino and Jenn Woodall (Self published) Supercrash: How to Hijack the Global Economy – Darryl Cunningham (Myriad Editions) The Motherless Oven – Rob Davis (SelfMadeHero) The Rabbit – Rachael Smith (Avery…

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    British Comic Awards 2015

    I’m pleased to be part of the British Comic Awards selection committee again this year – it’s a lot of work reading comics, but someone’s got to do it! The official Call for Entries is now open. Please visit the new Entry Form to submit your favourite British comic published since 1 September 2014. READERS: tell us about the best comic or graphic novel you’ve read in the last 10 months. Do you know a great comic for kids? Let us know! Have an idea for who should be in our Hall of Fame? Tell us! CREATORS: don’t be shy, submit your own work for consideration, or put yourself forward…

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    British Comic Awards 2014

    I’m still in New York, recovering from an incredible, intense New York Comic Con. I’m interrupting my time with friends here as It’s nice to be able to reveal finally that I’ve been a member of the British Comic Awards selection committee this year. As part of the work I’ve read over 200 British comic book titles, and I have been very impressed with the vitality and diversity of work being created in the UK currently. On Sunday this year’s judges, who will determine the winners in each shortlisted category, were announced: Jonathan Entwistle – A film director currently developing a UK based adaptation of Charles Forsman’s comic TEOTFW. Jessica…