The JABBICA stands for Judge A Book By Its Cover Award and is awarded every year for the graphic novel (from that year's shortlist) with the best cover. It is only voted for by librarians and teachers and is a great way of getting school staff directly involved with all the fun of the Excelsior Award!

2018 JABBICA Winner


by Veronica Fish

Published by Boom! Studios

2017 JABBICA Winner

Audubon: On the Wings of the World

by Jeremie Royer

Published by Nobrow

2016 JABBICA Winner

Copperhead, Volume 1

by Scott Godlewski

Published by Image

2015 JABBICA Winner

Moonhead and the Music Machine

by Andrew Rae

Published by Nobrow

2014 JABBICA Winner

Earth 2: The Gathering

by Ivan Reis

Published by DC

2013 JABBICA Winner

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

by Declan Shalvey

Published by Classical Comics

2012 JABBICA Winner

Sita: Daughter of the Earth

by Manikandan

Published by Campfire