British Comic Awards: Young People’s Comic Awards Nominations Announced….

Published On September 10, 2012 | By Richard Bruton | Awards, Comics, Comics For Children

This year at Thought Bubble the very first British Comic Awards will be announced. As we’ve previously reported, the awards are designed to be simple, streamlined, focusing on great British comic work. There will be 5 categories; Best Comic, Best Book, Emerging Talent, Hall Of Fame, and Young People’s Comic Award.

Best Comic, Best Book, and Emerging Talent will be chosen by the Judging Panel from a list of nominations chosen by the BCA committee (of which I am a member). The Hall Of Fame award recipient is chosen by the committee.

But the Young People’s Comic Award is chosen by a selection of local Leeds schools, from a nomination list chosen by the BCA committee. And here’s that nominations list… in alphabetical order.

The 2012 Young People’s Comic Awards – Nominations List

Bad Machinery: The Case of The Fire Inside, John Allison, http://scarygoround.com, January 9th – June 28th 2012

Dinopopolous, Nick Edwards, Blank Slate Publishing (Chalk Marks), October 2011

Gum Girl Volume 1 Catastrophe Calling, Andi Watson, Walker Books, March 2012

Hilda and the Midnight Giant, Luke Pearson, Nobrow Press, November 2011

The Lost Boy, Kate Brown, The Phoenix Comic, January 7th 2011 – 1st September 2012

Very exciting times, five great examples of the sheer breadth of publishing, digital and print, going on for children in the UK right now. These are wonderful times in British comics –  lets celebrate them all!

The winners will be chosen, after much debate in reading groups at the participating schools, and announced at this years Thought Bubble convention.

More details on the British Comic Awards website, and of course, we’llkeep you updated with the other nominations as they’re announced later in the year. Now, we’ve got to go back and make our choices for nomination! Difficult, difficult decisions ahead.

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About The Author

Richard Bruton

– Started in comics retail aged 16 at Nostalgia & Comics, Birmingham. Now located in Yorkshire, he’s written for the Forbidden Planet International Blog since 2007. Specialising in UK Comics and All-Ages comics, Richard’s day job in a primary school allowed him to build the best children’s graphic novel library in the country.

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