Congratulations to I.N.J. Culbard for his win at this year’s British Fantasy Awards in ‘Best Graphic Novel or Comic’ category! He beat off some stiff competition from Clint Mark Millar, Grandville Mon Amour Bryan Talbot, Neonomicon Alan Moore & Jacen Burrow and Unwritten Vols 1 & 2, The Mike Carey & Peter Gross.
No award ceremony would be complete without a acceptance speech. So here is I.N.J. Culbard’s, read at the ceremony by Jay Eales:
I would like to thank the British Fantasy Society and its members for this award. I’ve never been awarded anything in my life, certainly not anything as prestigious as this, and only wish I were here to collect it in person but my publisher has me shackled to a desk and working as this is the final weekend of a deadline on another book.
I would like to thank my publisher, SelfMadeHero, for publishing my book. I would like to thank my wife, Katy, and my sons, Joseph and Benjamin, for their incredible patience and understanding. And above all I’d like to thank Howard Philips Lovecraft for having written ‘At the Mountains of Madness’ in the first place.
This one’s for you, Howie baby.
‘Shackled’? No, no, we prefer the term, err… ‘hothousing’. That’s legal, right?
As Mr Culbard was too, err… busy to collect his award in person, we thought that we’d present it to him as part of the Saturday night SelfMadeHero party at Thought Bubble Festival.
Win a sketched copy!
And to start the celebrations, we’re giving away a signed, sketched copy of At the Mountains of Madness (see sketch below).
All you have to do to win this eldritch prize is ‘like’ this story on the SelfMadeHero Facebook Page between now and next Tuesday and we’ll pick a winner at random.
Here’s the link you’ll need to enter.
If you detest winning signed copies (pah!) then pop into your local comic or bookshop to get a copy. If you hate talking to shopkeepers (pah!) then you can always buy a copy from online here. If you hate buying things (pah!) then you’ll find that a huge number of libraries have Mountains… on their shelves.