Posted September 20, 2012 by Jo Lewis in Comics

British Comics Awards – The Young People’s Comic Awards

British Comic Awards 2012

Following our Web Comics on the Harvey Awards comes the announcement of the British Comics Awards, The Young People’s Comic Awards.

Known formerly as the Leeds Graphic Novel Awards, The Young People’s Comic Award is run in association with the Leeds Book Awards and Leeds Library. The award is judged by young people and aims to celebrate the best in short-form and long-form stories suitable for a young audience published between August 2011 and July 2012.

The nominees for the 2012 Young People’s Comics Awards are:

Bad Machinery: The Case of the Fire Inside

By John Allison

Bad Machinery by John Allison


By Nick Edwards

Dinopopolous by Nick Edwards

Gum Girl volume 1: Catastrophe Calline

By Andi Watson

Gum Girl by Andi Watson

Hilda and The Midnight Giant

By Luke Pearson

Hilda and the Midnight Giant by Luke Pearson

The Lost Boy

By Kate Brown

The Lost Boy by Kate Brown

The British Comic Awards are organised in partnership with the Thought Bubble Comic Art Festival, which runs between the 11th and 18th of November in Leeds.

Jo Lewis, a PhD Student researching the role VGF and its derived peptides in the regulation of energy balance, hails from North Wales but now resides in Warwickshire and has been an avid consumer of
comics for nigh on two decades. When not studying or reading comics, you’ll often find him walking, with his girlfriend, Miranda, and dog, Kowski or on a squash court.