The British Comic Awards 2015 – THE RESULTS ARE IN!!!!
Announced earlier tonight in Leeds, here’s the 4th Annual British Comic Awards results….
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
The nominations were announced back in early October, and since then the judging panel have been deliberating on Best Comic, Best Book, and the Emerging Talemnt category, whilst children from around the country have been casting their votes in the Young People’s category.
Congratulations to all concerned, nominees and most particularly winners!!!
The judging panel this year consisted of multi award-winning cartoonist Kate Beaton Hark, A Vagrant), spoken word performance poet & hip-hop artist Scroobius Pip, lead singer of Art Brut; Eddie Argos, director Jonathan Entwistle, and co-owner of Page 45 Stephen L Holland.
The awards took place as part of the Thought Bubble Festival earlier tonight in the Millennium Room of The Carriageworks in Central Leeds between.
So, without further ado, this year’s massively talented bunch of nominees….
WINNER: The Motherless Oven – Rob Davis (SelfMadeHero)
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 Rabbit – Rachael Smith (Avery Hill Publishing)
Tim Ginger – Julian Hanshaw (Top Shelf)
WINNER: Grey Area: From the City to the Sea – Tim Bird (Avery Hill Publishing)
Beast Wagon – Owen Michael Johnson, John Pearson and Colin Bell (Self published)
Hand Me Down – Kristyna Baczynski (Self published)
Lost Property – Andy Poyiadgi (Nobrow)
Strip – Sarah Gordon (Self published)
WINNER: Rachael Stott (Doctor Who: The 9th Doctor #3, Star Trek #46 and #47, Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #1-5)
Sarah Graley (Our Super Adventure, Pizza Witch, Rent Quest)
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)
Young People’s Comic Award
WINNER: Star Cat Book 01 – James Turner (David Fickling Books)
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)
Hall of Fame
The fourth entrant to the BCA Hall of Fame will be Scottish comics legend and creator of Desperate Dan, Oor Wullie and The Broons, Dudley D. Watkins.