The first ceremony of the new annual awards was held at Leeds' Thought Bubble Convention last night, reports Forbidden Planet International.
The Rob Davis and Woodrow Phoenix-edited Nelson was named 'Best Book'.
The book is an unprecedented collaboration between 54 of the UK's top creators, including Paul Grist, Jamie Smart, Philip Bond, D'Israeli, Simone Lia, Roger Langridge, Duncan Fegredo, Philippa Rice and Tom Humberstone.
The proceeds from Nelson go to homeless charity Shelter.
John Allison's Bad Machinery - which centres around six secondary school sleuths - took the 'Best Comic' award.
Hemlock creator Josceline Fenton received the 'Emerging Talent' prize, while Luke Pearson's Hilda and the Midnight Giant took the 'Young People's Comic Award'.
Raymond Briggs, creator of Fungus the Bogeyman and the iconic Father Christmas graphic novels, became the first inductee into the British Comic Awards Hall of Fame.