This year’s British Comic Awards will be the fourth annual event celebrating British talent and comics.
Forming part of the Leeds based Thought Bubble Festival which runs from the 9th to the 15th of November this year, the British Comic Awards will take place on Friday the 13th November and the shortlists for each of the four categories have now been released along with the panel of five judges.
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)
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 Hill Publishing)
Tim Ginger – Julian Hanshaw (Top Shelf)
Cindy and Biscuit Vol 1: We Love Trouble – Dan White (Self published/Milk the Cat Comics)
Gary’s Garden Book 1 – Gary Northfield (David Fickling Books)
Ghost Cat’s Pedigree Chums – Craig Conlan (Self published)
Maleficium – EdieOP (Avery Hill Publishing)
Star Cat Book 01 – James Turner (David Fickling Books)
Sarah Graley (Our Super Adventure, Pizza Witch, Rent Quest)
Rachael Stott (Doctor Who: The 9th Doctor #3, Star Trek #46 and #47, Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #1-5)
Matt Taylor (The Great Salt Lake, Wolf #1 and #2)
Adam Vian (Long Lost Lempi, Snippets: Extracts from 4 comics that don’t Exist)
Christian Ward (ODY-C Volume 1, ODY-C #6)
Hall Of Fame
The event will see a posthumous entry for Dudley D. Watkins into the hall of fame. Watkins was the creator of The Dandy favourite Desperate Dan along with Oor Wullie and The Broons.
Five judges make up the panel for this year’s British Comic Awards.