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The National Comics Awards was a series of awards for comic book titles and creators given out on an annual basis from 1997–2003 for comics published in the United Kingdom the previous year. They were distinguished by the distinctive "Jimmy" statue designed by British cartoonist Mark Buckingham.

National Comics Award
CountryUnited Kingdom
Presented byJonathan Ross and Paul Gambaccini (1997)
Hosted byUnited Kingdom Comic Art Convention (1997–1998)
Comic Festival (1999, 2001–2003)
First awarded1997
Last awarded2003



The Awards were founded in 1997 by comic creators Kev F Sutherland and Buckingham, and first took place at United Kingdom Comic Art Convention (UKCAC) in London, presented by Jonathan Ross and Paul Gambaccini.[1]

In 1998 the Awards took place at the Manchester UKCAC.

The Awards were held at the Bristol Comic Festival in 1999, and from 2001–2003.[2] (There were no National Comics Awards presented in 2000.) After 2003 the major UK comics awards ceremony was the Eagle Awards, until 2012 when they were discontinued.


Best WriterEdit

Best Writer in Comics Today/NowEdit

Best Comics Writer EverEdit

Best ArtistEdit

Best Artist in Comics Today/NowEdit

Best Comics Artist EverEdit

Best New TalentEdit

Roll of HonorEdit

Best Comic (British)Edit

  • 1997: 2000 AD
  • 1998: 2000 AD
  • 1999: 2000 AD

Best Self-Published/IndependentEdit

Best CharacterEdit

Best Comic (International)Edit

Best Specialist Comics PublicationEdit

Best New Comic (British)Edit

Best New Comic (International)Edit

Best Comic-based Film/TVEdit

Best Newspaper StripEdit

Best Supporting CharacterEdit

Most Missed Character, Strip, or ComicEdit

Best Individual StoryEdit

Best Comic-based MultimediaEdit

Best CoverEdit

Best British Comic EverEdit

(voters paid to be able to vote; all proceeds went to charity)

Best Comic in the World EverEdit

(voters paid to be able to vote; all proceeds went to charity)

Best Comic Of The 20th CenturyEdit

(voters paid to be able to vote; all proceeds went to the ChildLine Charity)

  • 1999: The Eagle

Best Comic in the World TodayEdit

Best Collected Series or Graphic NovelEdit

Best New ComicEdit

Best Specialist Magazine or WebsiteEdit

Best Comic NowEdit

Best Online StripEdit

Lifetime AchievementEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Chris Wilson. "Dennis the Menace zaps Dan Dare". Sunday Telegraph London. Retrieved March 16, 1997. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)[dead link]
  2. ^ "National Comics Awards Results 2003". Down The Tubes. Archived from the original on 2006-06-15. Retrieved April 2003. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)