Hello and welcome to theBritish Comic Awardswebsite.
The British Comic Awards is a brand new initiative to annually celebrate the very best in British comics. We aim to commend and highlight the best stories told by writers and illustrators over the past twelve months. Our awards recognise the finest examples of creativity, ingenuity, skill and originality in sequential storytelling in all genres and formats. We don’t distinguish between printed work and digital, or between published and self-published work; our only criteria is that the creator(s) be from the UK.
The Awards are designed to focus on the work itself and the wonderful stories being told by the wealth of talent in this country. There are only 5 awards which will emphasise the high quality of all the nominated books, not just the winners. Our awards are:
Best Comic for short-form, self-contained stories.
Best Book for long-form comics and collections.
Young People’s Comic Award for short and long form comics suitable for children voted for by young people.
Emerging Talent to recognise irrepressible talent and potential in a young or new creator.
Hall of Fame to commemorate the career and legacy of an influential figure from Britain’s rich comic history.
I’m very excited about this. The British comics community historically has produced some of the greatest work of the whole medium, yet we rarely take the time to celebrate our creators exclusively, separate from the rest of the world.
While the awards will not be decided by public vote, you can nominate a comic or a British creator for the award shortlist. I encourage you all to do this if you read or support British comics and the people that create them.
For the official website and more information click here or the image above
Not directly 2000 AD-related (although it’d be nice to get shortlisted) but a well-run British comics award could be a shot in the arm for for the industry here in the UK and a rising tide lifts all boats. The quality of the committee, all of whom have a very in-depth knowledge of the current state of British comics, makes it look like this could be one to watch.
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