2014 Observer/Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize
Here's another chance for you to win £1,000 and publication in The Observer New Review section. Enter a complete four-page comic or Graphic Short Story by September 26th 2014, and you could be on the road to getting your graphic novel dream project published by Jonathan Cape, as previous winners have already done. Here's the link for full details. Best of luck!
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;
Beth Dawson with After Life.
In the exhibition of this year’s Prize in the Central Saint Martins Platform Theatre Bar from October 27th to November 27th, the winners’ stories were displayed alongside these five featured finalists:
My Name is Judas Iscariot by Matthew Dooley
Sometimes I Wish I Didn’t Have a Little Sister by Lindsay Pollock
Four Variations About the Speed by Marc Torrent
The judges this year are 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 (Director, Comica Festival) and Suzanne Dean (Random House Creative Director).
Read Rachel Cooke’s article in The Observer about the winner and runners-up here…
Read Zainab Akhtar’s report on her Comics and Cola website here…