Dillon wins Best Book at Comic Awards

Dillon wins Best Book at Comic Awards

Glyn Dillon’s graphic novel, The Nao of Brown (SelfMadeHero), has won the Best Book prize at the 2014 British Comic Awards. Geek Syndicate’s David Monteith presented the award at the Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds.

The book has already received the prestigious Special Jury prize at this year’s Angoulême International Comics Festival. 

Other nominees in the Best Book category were Dave Hine and Mark Stafford’s The Man Who Laughs, also from SelfMadeHero; Stephen Collins’ The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil (Jonathan Cape); Posy Simmonds' Mrs Weber’s Omnibus (Jonathan Cape); and Judge Dredd: Trifecta by Al Ewing, Simon Spurrier and Rob Williams (20000 AD Graphic Novels).

Members of this year's judging panel included TV personality Lenny Henry; creator of "Father Ted" Graham Lineham; singer Gareth David; Page 45 comics retailer Stephen L Holland; broadcaster Jamillah Knowles; comedienne Josie Long; and graphic novelist Sarah McIntyre.

Now in its second year, the annual British Comic Awards celebrate the best stories told by writers and illustrators in the comics and graphic novel medium.