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CAPE OBSERVER COMICA GRAPHIC SHORT STORY PRIZE 2015

Posted: October 15, 2015

The Cape Observer Comica Graphic Short Story Prize has been running for eight years, discovering the writers and artists of the future.

The judges for 2015 were Peep Show co-creator Sam Bain and acclaimed graphic novelist Karrie Fransman (The House That Groaned and Death of the Artist) alongside the regular panel of judges: Dan Franklin, publisher at Jonathan Cape; Suzanne Dean, creative director of Random House; Paul Gravett, director of the Comica Festival and the Observer’s Rachel Cooke. Judging took place on October 9.

2015 SHORTLIST EXHIBITION LAUNCH – OCTOBER 15 AT 7PM

The Orbital Gallery at Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA launches an exhibition of the Shortlisted Finalists (alongside some Past Winners) and celebrates with an Opening Party on Thursday 15 October from 7pm, all welcome!

These are the eleven finalists in the shortlist in alphabetical order by surname:

Beth Dawson, Leeds.  “Getaway”

Matthew Dooley, London. “Pints, Putting and the End of the World”

Paul Fitzgerald, Oxford. “And Then”

Rebecca K. Jones, Harrow. “Lazy Sunday”

Seokhan Jung, London. “Back Soon”

Jiey Kim, Kingston. “Square”

Candice Purwin, Edinburgh. “Matinee”

Teresa Robertson, London. “Tarquin”

Sam Rowe, Bristol. “Onyeka”

Olivia Wailer, East Sussex. “Stuffed”

Richard Woods, Crosby. “The Giants of Football”


2015 WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT - OCTOBER 24 AT 6PM

The winner and runner-up of the Cape Observer Comica Graphic Short Story Prize 2015 will be announced at a special event at Orbital Comics on Saturday 24 October 2015 at 6pm - again all are welcome. The exhibition continues till 1 November.

Previoius winners and finalists including Isabel Greenberg, Julian Henshaw and Fumio Obata will be among the guests and will sign their graphic novels.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see the creators of tomorrow … today!

The winner’s story will be published in The Observer newspaper and on their website on Sunday 25 October 2015.

For more details visit Cape’s Prize website and read Shorties, their digital sampler of previous winners.

Deadline for 2015 entries closed on Friday 2 October 2015.

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