Now more than ever we REALLY need a British Comic Awards.
A set of awards that actually celebrates and promotes the UK comic industry.
Because, seriously, what credibility does an award have if it’s run by a convention that actively bans large chunks of the UK industry from attending the show? How can that be in any way impartial or promote the industry as a whole?
No, we need a British Comic Awards, and we need it now.
There needs to be one that is moderated by a select panel of judges who know their stuff, won’t play favourites with their colleagues. These people would police the public’s suggestions and pick the worthy few for the final round.
None of this ‘what is Alan Moore doing in the favourite newcomer section’?
We need awards that will matter because they’d recognise the hard craft that goes into creating these pieces.