The winners of the third annual British Comics Awards were announced during the Thought Bubble fest and they are:
Best Comic – The Wicked + The Divine #1 by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson and Clayton Cowles (Image Comics)
Best Book – The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg (Jonathan Cape)
Young People’s Comic Award – Hilda and The Black Hound by Luke Pearson (Flying Eye Books)
Emerging Talent – Alison Sampson for her artwork on Genesis (Image Comics) and ‘Shadows’ from the In The Dark anthology (IDW)
Hall of Fame – Posy Simmonds
I can’t think of five better books and people to represent Comics 2014. A conversation between Simmonds and Maura McHUgh will be posted on the BCA site in a few days.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.