Creative Edinburgh Awards & Boat: The Graphic Novels

Happy New Year!

With 2017 out of the way one of the big stand outs of last year was getting the third volume of Boat: The Graphic novels finished and out into the world. We received great feedback on the book and shortly after the release we found out the series was shortlisted for the 'CITY' award at the Edinburgh Creative Awards. (

The ‘CITY’ award is for an outstanding creative contribution or activity that has promoted Edinburgh nationally or indeed, internationally, or work that has incorporated or utilised an Edinburgh city space or cultural idea specific to the city.

If you are new to Boat it is set in a flooded dystopian Edinburgh and some of its iconic landmarks are still visible above waves most notably Edinburgh castle, Scot Monument and the Jenners building. We try to include many elements of the city throughout our story and we are hoping to reveal some more familiar locations in the next two volumes. 

Below are some of the panels (Artwork Marc Olivent) from the book that showcases Edinburgh in all its flooded glory.

Here is some more info on the category and the shortlisted projects: 

“Hidden Door Festival have been shortlisted for their standout 2017 edition in Leith Theatre, GRAS Studio have been recognised for their work on the successful bid to redesign the Ross Bandstand and West Princes Street Gardens, the ‘Boat’ Graphic Novel Series set in a post-apocalyptic flooded Edinburgh have been recognised for its best-seller in Edinburgh status, Fisk have made the shortlist for their Edinburgh New Town inspired furniture designs. Tech incubator CodeBase have been recognised for their contribution to the city’s creative industries and Open Close Collective are shortlisted for their innovative collabrative exhibition that reimagined Old Town closes.”

Unfortunately we didn’t win the award but congratulations go to the great team at CODEBASE who took the prize on the night. It would have been great to win but to be included in the category alongside such a strong selection of projects and teams was a big honour for us. 

We want to send a BIG thanks again to Creative Edinburgh for the nomination and also for everyone that has supported the books over the last year. We are really excited about continuing to showcase the city in our story. 

For more information on the series go to the following links:

Or you can purchase the books at our ONLINE SHOP