John Lees Wins Best Writer Award at SICBAs!

Created on July 2, 2012 and written by
Category: The Standard - Comic Book Column

Saturday 30th June was a great day for The Standard.  The Standard, Volume 1, the graphic novel collection of the first 3 issues of the series, made its worldwide debut at Glasgow Comic Con during the day and sold very well.  Then, at the SICBA awards party, The Standard was nominated in two categories: Best Comic Book/Graphic Novel, and Best Writer.  I’m pleased to report that we were the winners in the latter category!

I was proud to accept the Best Writer award at this year’s SICBAs, and really, it’s an award shared by the whole creative team.  From artist Jonathan Rector, to the various colorists and flatters who have worked on the series (including current colorist Mike Gagnon), to letterer Kel Nuttall, to editor Steven Forbes, everyone has played a part in ensuring that my script has evolved into a beautiful finished comic.  At this time last year, the first issue had just been finished, and was a dark horse nominee on the SICBA shortlist that nobody had really heard of before the voting opened up.  So to then come back this year and win an award means so much.  This is something I’ll always treasure.  And it’s absolutely fantastic that I can now call The Standard an award-winning comic!  Thanks to everyone who voted, and everybody else who has read the book and showed your support.

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