Adam Cadwell creates British Comic Awards
Published Jul 1 2012, 11:43 BST | By Hugh Armitage Adam Cadwell
has founded the British Comic Awards.
The Blood Blokes
creator will launch the honours at the 2012 Thought Bubble Comic Art Festival
The prizes will "celebrate the very best in British comics" across five categories: 'Best Comic', 'Best Book', 'Young People's Comic Award', 'Emerging Talent' and the 'Hall of Fame'.
"The British Comic Awards were conceived in May 2011 after I witnessed the simplicity and elegance of the Doug Wright Awards in Canada," Cadwell says on the event's homepage
. "I felt the UK was in need of something similar.
"I starting talking to other comic artists and the Thought Bubble team about setting up a new awards and a year later we're ready to go. I can't wait to see what titles end up in the shortlists, what the young people pick as their favourite and I'm very excited by the first inductee to the Hall of Fame.
"The comics culture in Britain is hugely ambitious, but often very modest too. It's about time we pause for a moment and commend some of the incredible work that's being done and highlight important creative works for the general public."
The shortlists will be compiled by an awards committee, with a judging panel to decide the winners.
Thought Bubble runs in Leeds from November 11-18, with the British Comic Awards to be handed out on Saturday, November 17.