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Observer/Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize Exhibition


This free exhibition in the Central Saint Martins Platform Theatre Bar from October 27th to November 7th (closed Tuesday November 4th) allows you to enjoy reading the finalists’ & winners’ four-page Graphic Short Stories for the 2014 Competition. Now in its 8th illustrious year, the annual Observer/Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize continues to discover remarkable talents in the UK, many of whom go on to develop graphic novel projects with Jonathan Cape.

This year has seen a bumper crop of entries and the lucky runner-up and winner were announced in The Observer on Sunday October 26th, with the winner’s story printed in The New Review supplement.

The winner of the 2014 Observer/Comica/Cape Graphic Short Story Prize is Alexis Deacon with The River (above). Read his story here…

This year there were two runners-up:
Fionnuala Doran with her story Countess Markievicz;
and
Beth Dawson with her story After Life.

The five featured finalists also in the exhibition are:
My Holiday of Death by Nick Burton
My Name is Judas Iscariot by Matthew Dooley
Collage by Alan Dunne
Sometimes I Wish I Didn’t Have a Little Sister by Lindsay Pollock
Four Variations About the Speed by Marc Torrent

Congratulations! The judges this year were Peter Serafinowicz (actor, comedian and writer), previous winner Isabel Greenberg (author of The Encylopedia of Early Earth), Rachel Cooke (The Observer), Dan Franklin (Publisher, Jonathan Cape), Paul Gravett (Co-Director, Comica Festival) and Suzanne Dean (Random House Creative Director). Exhibition photo courtesy of Bridget Lappin.

Tickets: Admission Free!
Where: Central Saint Martins Platform Theatre Bar, Handyside Street, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AA
When: October 27 to November 7, 2014

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