The 2015 Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize has been running for eight years, discovering the writers and artists of the future. This year’s judges include 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.
Last year’s prize, which was won by Alexis Deacon for The River, attracted a record number of entries. “I entered because I’d been finding it very hard to convince people this was something I could do,” said Deacon after his triumph. If you’re thinking of entering, visit capegraphicshortstoryprize.co.uk. Deadline for entries is Friday October 2nd 2015.
Judging this year will take place on October 9, and we’re very proud to announce that from October 16 to November 1 we’ll be hosting an exhibition of finalists (and past winners) in the Orbital Gallery. There will be an Exhibition Launch & Private View on Thursday October 15 from 7pm, which is the perfect opportunity to see the work up close and personal before the winner is announced at a very special event on Saturday October 24. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the creators of tomorrow … today!