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…

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World Fantasy Convention 2015

In a couple of days I’m flying to the USA with the main goal of attending the World Fantasy Convention 2015 in Saratoga Springs, NY. The lovely side-effect is getting to spend time with the amazingly talented Kate Laity before and during the convention. I haven’t attended many WFCs – two in the UK so…

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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…

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In Conversation with Posy Simmonds

It’s been a wonderful experience to be on the selection committee for this year’s British Comics Awards, as I’ve experienced first hand the variety and talent in the British comic book scene. The BCA jurors have been reviewing our shortlists, and will deliver their results at the 3rd Annual British Comic Awards ceremony, which will…

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BCA Nominees 2014

As I mentioned on Tuesday I’ve been serving on the selection committee of the British Comic Awards this year. It’s been a pleasure to become acquainted with the sheer range of comic book titles being created in the UK. This meant it was tough to select a mere five titles in each category from such…

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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…

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women in comics at Thought Bubble

At Thought Bubble in Leeds last weekend there was a Women in Comics panel, which has been a regular feature of the event since the festival started five years ago. It was one of the panels I was very much looking forward to seeing, and guessing it would be a popular event I decided to…

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thought bubble 2011

I’m heading out later today to travel to Leeds to attend Thought Bubble, the city’s Comic Art Festival – which runs in conjunction with its International Film Festival. The guest list is impressive, and I’m hugely excited at the propspect of meeting (however briefly) some of the great talents in the comic book industry at…

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