Well, here's a thing - after issue #5 of The Absence being nominated for Best Comic at the British Comic Awards last year, the whole blimmin' thing has been short-listed for Best Book this year! I KNOW, RIGHT!? I'm chuffed, amazed, stunned and chuffed some more.
I'm up against some stiff (hahaha because my name is Stiff) opposition (particularly Celeste which I loved):
The Absence – Martin Stiff (Titan Books)
Celeste – I.N.J. Culbard (Self Made Hero)
The Encyclopedia of Early Earth – Isabel Greenberg (Jonathan Cape)
Lighter Than My Shadow – Katie Green (Jonathan Cape)
Sally Heathcote: Suffragette – Mary Talbot, Kate Charlesworth and Bryan Talbot (Jonathan Cape)
The award ceremony is on the 15th November at the Thought Bubble ComicCon, so keep your fingers crossed for me! I'll be going along, so if you're there come say hello. I'll be the one nervously pacing in the corner.
Comics: Mary and Bryan Talbot at the Edinburgh Book Fest - On Saturday I had the pleasure of chairing a talk with Mary and Bryan Talbot, who were paying a return visit to the Edinburgh International Book Festival...
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