The Standard: 2-Time SICBA Award Nominee!
June 12, 2012
Last year, I was overjoyed to have The Standard nominated for the Scottish Independent Comic Book Awards in two categories: Best Comic/Graphic Novel, and Best Writer. At the time, the first issue had just been released, and I was totally new to the world of attempting to be a comic pro. So, getting to go to the awards show and be in the same room as people whose work I respect and admire was one of my highlights of 2011. Now, a year later, we’re now halfway through The Standard with 3 issues in the can, and I’m delighted to report that once again, The Standard has been nominated for SICBAs for Best Comic and Best Writer.
The awards show will be held this year at the Citizen M Hotel on Saturday 30th June, the night of the first day of the Glasgow Comic Con. As soon as I have details on when and how you can vote, I’ll let you all know.
It is an honour to be recognised once again for these awards, especially given the calibre of the talent I’m nominated alongside. Special shout-outs to fellow Glasgow League of Writers members Gordon McLean and Colin Bell for the nominations garnered by No More Heroes and Jonbot VS Martha respectively. I’d like to think I have progressed a lot since last year’s nominations – I’ve tabled as a pro at a con for the first time since then, and have since been to several marts and conventions – but it’s still just as exciting to be an award nominee. Everybody wish The Standard the best of luck!