British Comic Awards 2013 – THE RESULTS ARE HERE!!
I’m sat in the audience for the 2nd annual British Comic Awards, but thanks to the magic of the Internet, here’s the really important stuff…
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys & Girls, it gives me great, great pleasure to announce the winners of the 2013 British Comic Awards. Congratulations to all the award winners, all the nominees, all the publishers, the judges and my fellow committee members. A special thanks on behalf of us all to Adam Cadwell, the prime mover behind the awards. Without him… etc etc.
This year the selection process and the judging was wonderfully hard, the British comics scene has never been more vibrant or diverse, so many different tales, so many different works. it’s a really magnificent time to be involved with British comics, and we have five truly great award winners.
The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil – Stephen Collins (Jonathan Cape)
Judge Dredd: Trifecta – Al Ewing, Rob Williams, Simon Spurrier, Henry Flint, D’Israeli, Carl Critchlow and Simon Coleby (2000AD Graphic Novels)
The Man Who Laughs – David Hine and Mark Stafford (Self Made Hero)
Mrs. Weber’s Omnibus – Posy Simmonds (Jonathan Cape)
The Nao of Brown – Glyn Dillon (Self Made Hero)
THE NAO OF BROWN by Glyn Dillon
Published by SelfMadeHero
The Absence #5 – Martin Stiff (self published)
The Listening Agent – Joe Decie (Blank Slate Books)
Mud Man #6 – Paul Grist (Image Comics)
Soppy #2 – Philippa Rice (self published)
Winter’s Knight: Day One – Robert M Ball (Great Beast/self published)
WINTER’S KNIGHT: DAY ONE by Robert Ball
Isabel Greenberg (The River of Lost Souls)
Dilraj Mann (Frank Ocean VS Chris Brown, Make You Notice, Turning Point)
Will Morris (The Silver Darlings)
Jade Sarson (Cafe Suada)
Lizzy Stewart (Solo, Four Days In Brussels, Four Days in Iceland, Object Stories)
YOUNG PEOPLE’S COMIC AWARD:
Cindy & Biscuit #3 – Dan White (self published)
The Complete Rainbow Orchid – Garen Ewing (Egmont)
Hilda & The Bird Parade – Luke Pearson (NoBrow/Flying Eye Books)
Playing Out – Jim Medway (Blank Slate Books)
The Sleepwalkers – Vivianne Schwarz (Walker Books)
THE COMPLETE RAINBOW ORCHID by Garen Ewing
Published by Egmont
HALL OF FAME AWARD:
Leo Baxendale – One of the greatest living British cartoonists? Oh, most definitely.
His work on the Beano alone, creating Little Plum, Minnie The Minx, and the Bash Street Kids may well have been enough, but Baxendale’s career and invention, his sheer workload and ability to entertain generation after generation extended into the 70s with Baxendale working at Fleetway creating Clever Dick and Sweeney Toddler, and Odhams, where he created (and drew most of) Wham! comic and created Willy The Kid, whilst the 80s and 90s found Baxendale in charge of his own publishing house Reaper Books, where he’s published several works including the adult comic THRRP!, The Beano Room, The Worst Of Willy and The Hobgoblin Wars, in addition to all this, he created I Love You Baby Basil! for The Guardian in the 90s.
Baxendale is 83. I trust you’ll all agree he’s a worthy entrant into the British Comic Awards Hall Of Fame.
(Leo Baxendale – 2010, picture from Cotswold Life)
Minnie The Minx – Beano Annual 1960
Little Plum – Beano Annual 1960
Little Plum – Beano 850, 1958
Bash Street Kids
Eagle Eye Junior Spy
Willy The Kid
The Man From Bungle