The British Fantasy Society has announced the shortlist for the British Fantasy Awards, which will be presented in September at FantasyCon in Nottingham.
The nominees in the Best Comic/Graphic Novel category are:
• 30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow, by Steve Niles and Bill Sienkiewicz (IDW Publishing)• All-Star Superman, by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (DC Comics)• Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Vol. 3: Wolves at the Gate, by Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard and Georges Jeanty (Dark Horse)• Comic Book Tattoo: Tales Inspired by Tori Amos, edited by Rantz A. Hoseley and Tori Amos (Image Comics)• Hellblazer: The Fear Machine, by Jamie Delano, Mark Buckingham, Richard Piers Rayner and others (DC Comics/Vertigo)• Hellblazer: The Laughing Magician, by Andy Diggle, Leonardo Manco and Daniel Zezelj (DC Comics/Vertigo)• Locke & Key, by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW Publishing)• The Girly Comic Book, Vol. 1, edited by Selina Lock (Factor Fiction)• The New Avengers: Illuminati, by Brian Bendis, Brian Reed and Jim Cheung (Marvel Comics)
In addition, Neil Gaiman was nominated for Best Book, for The Graveyard Book, and Best Non-Fiction, for his blog. Dave McKean received a nod for Best Artist for The Graveyard Book.
(via the Forbidden Planet International blog)