Shortlist Judges


Paul Register

Educational Speaker/Trainer, Former School Librarian, Excelsior Awards Founder and Organiser

Favourite ever graphic novel: "V for Vendetta" by Alan Moore and David Lloyd

Favourite comics character: Captain America

Best graphic novel/manga/comic read so far this year: "Dark Ark" by Cullen Bunn and Juan Doe

Gemma

Gemma Sosnowsky

Librarian at Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria and board member of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Favourite ever graphic novel: "Fatale" by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips

Favourite comics character: Rogue, or Gambit… no, Rogue... no, Gambit… damn it!

Best graphic novel/manga/comic read so far this year: "Becoming Unbecoming" by Una

Robin Etherington

Robin and Lawrence ("Lorenzo") Etherington are British comics creators who work together as The Etherington Brothers, Robin writing and Lorenzo illustrating.

Favourite ever graphic novel: "Asterix the Legionary" by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzos

Favourite comics character: Usagi Yojimbo

Best graphic novel/manga/comic read so far this year: "Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls" by Dav Pilkey

Dave Bromehead

Owner and Manager of Sheffield Space Centre

Favourite ever graphic novel: "A Contract with God" by Will Eisner

Favourite comics character: Alf Tupper

Best graphic novel/manga/comic read so far this year: "Saga" by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Lucy Forrester

Children’s Librarian and Comics Specialist at Peters Books & Furniture

Favourite ever graphic novel: "Batman: The Long Halloween" by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale

Favourite comics character: Judge Dredd

Best graphic novel/manga/comic read so far this year: "Amazing Spider-Man, Volume 9: Go Down Swinging" by Dan Slott and Stuart Immomen

Rick Cowling

Director of Seven Hills Crafts and Comics Expert

Favourite ever graphic novel: "Watchmen" by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

Favourite comics character: Kevin Matchstick

Best graphic novel/manga/comic read so far this year: "Black Hammer, Volume 1" by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston

Jane Hill

Learning Resource Manager at Kings Langley School

Favourite ever graphic novel: "The Sandman, Volume 10: The Wake" by Neil Gaiman and Michael Zulli

Favourite comics character: Squirrel Girl

Best graphic novel/manga/comic read so far this year: "New Kid" by Jerry Craft

Alice Register

Daughter of Excelsior Award Founder and Comics Enthusiast

Favourite ever graphic novel: "The Simpsons/Futurama: Crossover Crisis" by Matt Groening et al

Favourite comics character: Science Officer Plixx (from "Star Cat")

Best graphic novel/manga/comic read so far this year: "Tamsin and the Deep" by Neill Cameron and Kate Brown