Filed under: Features | Tags: Colin Bell, Dogooder Comics, Dungeon Fun, Glasgow Comic Con, LFCC, Neil Slorance, SICBA, True Believers Comic Awards
A weekend of comics, cosplay and sunshine included the annual SICBA awards as part of Glasgow Comic Con 2014 and there was one clear winner that swept the board….Dungeon Fun (reviewed here – #1 & #2).
Glasgow Comic Con, 5th July – Together with Dogooder Comics, Colin Bell and Neil Slorance made Scottish comics history as their all-ages title DUNGEON FUN Book One became the first ever comic in the Scottish Independent Comic Book Alliance Awards’ four-year existence to win all four of its public-voted awards. Neil Slorance accepted the awards for Best Cover and Best Artist and Colin Bell scooped Best Writer, before the duo returned to the stage to collect the award for Best Comic or Graphic Novel. “We’re thrilled and humbled,” said Colin Bell. “For Scotland’s comic readers to embrace an all-ages comic in this way is an incredibly encouraging sign not only to ourselves, but hopefully to children all over the country who may be prompted to pick up and start reading comics as a result.
The SICBAs have fast become a well-respected champion for Scotland’s comic creators in a relatively short space of time, and tonight’s win is not a responsibility we take lightly. Neil and I are proud to be ambassadors for Scotland’s burgeoning comic scene for the coming year.”
To celebrate, Dogooder Comics is proud to announce that for the next week digital copies of DUNGEON FUN Book One will be free to download from Gumroad. “Winning the awards – especially amongst such talented competition from our peers and friends – was a perfect end to a year of hard work on the first issue of DUNGEON FUN,” said Neil Slorance. “But now we’re keen to show the rest of the world what the fuss is all about.” DUNGEON FUN is an all-ages absurdist comedy fantasy adventure, which sees a young girl raised in a moat by trolls set off on quest when she encounters a cursed sword, and was named the 61st best comic of 2013 by Comic Book Resources in their annual “Top 100 Best of the Year” list.
Book Two debuted at Glasgow Comic Con alongside new Dogooder title REEL LOVE (reviewed here), both to great acclaim. The following weekend sees DUNGEON FUN in the running for the Best British Comic (Colour) award at the inaugural True Believers Comic Awards at London Film and Comic Con on the 12th of July.
Some praise for DUNGEON FUN:
“…hugely clever, stonkingly funny, gorgeously made and charming beyond belief. If you want to show somebody the best that comics has to offer – hand them ‘DUNGEON FUN.'” – Steve Morris, Comic Book Resources.
“…perfect for young readers but, combined with a knowing and playful approach to the fantasy genre, makes for an equally entertaining read no matter the reader’s age.” – Hugh Armitage, Digital Spy
Dogooder Comics is a new small-press publisher committed to putting out original, visionary and entertaining comics from the UK’s brightest creators.
Free copies of DUNGEON FUN Book One can be found here
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