Adam Cadwell founds The British Comic Awards

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By Steve Morris

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British news time! We’ll forego the traditional playing of the National Anthem (although feel free to play it on your radio whilst you read this article, life is yours for the taking and nobody can stop you from such things) on this occasion, as we’ll just get straight into the announcement here. Creator/maker Adam Cadwell — yes, he of comics fame – has founded a new awards ceremony, which will be handed out at this November’s Thought Bubble Festival. Hey! That’s my home territory! Fancy that!

The British Comics Awards, a simple title I’m surprised nobody has taken before, will run a little differently to most others within the industry, with only British books allowed to be entered into consideration. Anybody can nominate a comic for consideration (as long as you stay within the guidelines) and the pool of choices will then be evaluated by The Committee — made up of Cadwell, the two main organisers of Thought Bubble (Lisa Wood and Clark Burscough), and a number of other writers and artists. These hoarse-voiced whisperers of fate will then whittle the choices down and hand things over to The Judges, who will then pick winners in each categories. The Judges have yet to be revealed, and if you look directly at them you’ll turn to stone.

The categories are: Best Comic (short-form story), Best Book (long-form story/collection),  Emerging Talent, the Young People’s Comic Award, and the Hall of Fame. Only the first three of these will be open for the public to elect; the Young People’s Comic Award will be chosen by schoolchildren from all across the UK. I’d imagine Phoenix Magazine would likely be a contender here, although surely only a fool would vote against Roger Langridge’s Snarked? Then again, according to every British newspaper there is, apparently children are fools nowadays. We’ll have to wait and see how that one goes. The Hall of Fame Award will go to a creator chosen by the committee, who will presumably be all dressed in dark robes as they ominously chant the name of their chosen victor in an echoing, dark cathedral.

This looks set to be a fun little awards ceremony! Thought Bubble has a reputation for favouring creativity and art above corporate stuff, so the nominees will likely be diverse, unexpected, and filled with incredible talent. Time to start speculating! Who do you think will win each category? Which British comics have been best this year? Why is there no category for “Best British Internet Comics Blogger Writey Person?”

Comments

  1. About time.

  2. About time.

  3. Thanks for the write up, Steve! I’m glad we made it onto The Beat even though you did make it sound like we’re some sort of cult ;)

    The Young Person’s Comic Award is open to public suggestions, the Committee will shortlist that award too and kids from numerous schools will pick the winner instead of the panel of Judges.

  4. Thanks for the write up, Steve! I’m glad we made it onto The Beat even though you did make it sound like we’re some sort of cult ;)

    The Young Person’s Comic Award is open to public suggestions, the Committee will shortlist that award too and kids from numerous schools will pick the winner instead of the panel of Judges.

  5. jacob goddard says:

    Sounds great. Love the logo.

  6. jacob goddard says:

    Sounds great. Love the logo.

  7. Logo down to the very talented Dan Berry – http://www.thingsbydan.co.uk/

    And the children will more than likely go for something brilliant, I’m not even hazarding a guess – we’re just going to give them the shortlisted books and let them get on with it!

  8. Logo down to the very talented Dan Berry – http://www.thingsbydan.co.uk/

    And the children will more than likely go for something brilliant, I’m not even hazarding a guess – we’re just going to give them the shortlisted books and let them get on with it!

  9. Serhend Sirkecioglu says:

    I’m loving this British invasion of indie comics from Nobrow Press and other British publishers, some rly good creators are getting their due recognition.

  10. Serhend Sirkecioglu says:

    I’m loving this British invasion of indie comics from Nobrow Press and other British publishers, some rly good creators are getting their due recognition.

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