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Nominees announced for first British Comic Awards

The nominees have been announced for the inaugural British Comic Awards, held in conjunction with Thought Bubble, the Nov. 17-18 Leeds comic art festival. Recognizing "the finest examples of creativity, ingenuity, skill and originality in sequential storytelling" by U.K. creators over the past year, the  awards don't distinguish between print and digital or published and self-published.

The Hall of Fame inductee will be selected by the BCA committee and announced shortly before the Nov. 17 awards ceremony. The nominees for the Young People's Comic Award, presented in association with the Leeds Book Awards and Leeds Library, were selected by that same committee, and will be voted upon by children at participating schools. The winner will be announced Nov. 16 in a ceremony at the Leeds Library.

The nominees for the first British Comic Awards are:

Best BookDon Quixote: Volume 1 – Rob DavisPublished by Self Made Hero, September 2011

Goliath – Tom GauldPublished by Drawn and Quarterly, February 2012

Hilda and the Midnight Giant – Luke PearsonPublished by NoBrow Press, November 2011

Nelson – VariousPublished by Blank Slate Books, November 2011

Science Tales – Darryl CunninghamPublished by Myriad Editions, April 2012

Best ComicAccidental Salad – Joe DeciePublished by Blank Slate Books (Chalk Marks), October 2011

Bad Machinery – John AllisonPublished online

Girl & Boy – Andrew TunneySelf-published, November 2011

Hemlock – Josceline FentonPublished onlineVolume 3 self-published, October 2011

Tuk Tuk – Will KirkbySelf-published, September 2011

Emerging TalentKristyna BaczynskiJosceline FentonWill KirkbyLouis RoskoschJack Teagle

Young People's Comic AwardsBad Machinery: The Case of The Fire Inside -- John AllisonPublished online, Jan. 9-June 28, 2012

Dinopopolous -- Nick EdwardsPublished by Blank Slate Publishing (Chalk Marks), October 2011

Gum Girl Volume 1: Catastrophe Calling -- Andi WatsonPublished by Walker Books, March 2012

Hilda and the Midnight Giant -- Luke PearsonPublished by Nobrow Press, November 2011

The Lost Boy -- Kate BrownPublished in The Phoenix by David Fickling Books, Jan. 7-Sept. 1, 2012

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