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September 26, 2013

Your British Comic Awards Shortlist Nominees 2013; Leo Baxendale Will Join Raymond Briggs In HOF


The British Comic Awards formally released its shortlist of nominees yesterday; I'm told the list may have been circulated before then, but I wasn't aware of that. They also announced that Leo Baxendale would be the second cartoonist put into the Awards' Hall Of Fame, joining Raymond Briggs from the program's first year.

The nominees were named by a committee. They are:

Best Comic
* 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)

Best Book
* 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 (SelfMadeHero)
* Mrs. Weber's Omnibus -- Posy Simmonds (Jonathan Cape)
* The Nao of Brown -- Glyn Dillon (SelfMadeHero)

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)
* Playing Out -- Jim Medway (Blank Slate Books)
* The Sleepwalkers -- Vivianne Schwarz (Walker Books)

Emerging Talent
* 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)

Hall Of Fame
* Leo Baxendale

A panel of judges will select the winners in all categories save for the "Young People's Comic Award," which will be decided upon by reading groups consisting of young people. The awards will be named on November 23 in conjunction with the Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds.
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