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How do you make a graphic short story? How do you develop it into a graphic novel?

To coincide with the second Observer/Jonathan Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Competition, go behind the scenes to discover the methods of rising graphic novelists Hannah Berry (Britten & Brülightly), Paul Duffield (Freak Angels), Oliver East (Trains are… Mint) and Marcia Williams (My War Diary). The discussion concludes with the announcement of this year’s winners by members of the jury including The Observer’s Rachel Cooke and Jonathan Cape’s Dan Franklin. Followed by book signings.

Supported by The Observer, Jonathan Cape, Blank Slate Books & Walker Books

All three of today’s talks - £15, £12 concs, £9 members

Tickets: £6, £5 concs, £4 members
Where: Nash Room, ICA, The Mall, London
When: Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 4pm to 5.30pm


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