We’re massively proud of Tim for his achievement in winning Best Comic of 2015 at the British Comic Awards for Grey Area: From the City to the Sea.
Tim was the first person to ever approach us about contributing to our anthology, Tiny Dancing, back when we had just started out, and Grey Area 1 was the first book we ever published that was entirely by a single creator.
The journey that took our creative relationship with Tim from there to here, in just a few years, is one of the things we’re proudest of in our history to date.
We’ll now hand over to the man himself as we print his acceptance speech in its entirety.
Firstly – thanks to you Adam and all the team at the British Comic Awards. Its a real honour to be selected for this award, and it genuinely means an awful lot to me. The work you’re doing in supporting British comics is hugely important, and I’m sure has contributed to the growth of the comics scene over the last few years. For me personally, seeing self-published, and small press comics being taken more seriously, and and being considered alongside well-established publishers has been a great inspiration.
I’d like to say a massive thank you to Avery Hill Publishing for all their support. They do an enormous amount of work behind the scenes – from help preparing pages for print to promoting and selling the comics at conventions. An extra special thanks to Dave, my editor from Avery Hill, who literally went the extra mile on From The City To The Sea, and walked with me form Upminster in London to Southend-On-Sea, which formed the basis of this comic.
A quick thanks to my wife, April, who puts up with me drawing in the evenings and at weekends when I should be spending time with the family. I’d like to share this award with you -you’ve helped make it possible – thank you!
Thanks again to the organisers and judges of this years awards. I hope events like this help raise the profile of comics in the media, and draw in new readers. Thanks!