10th Cape Observer Comica

Graphic Short Story Prize 2016

Are You An Aspiring Graphic Novelist?

Do You Have An Original Story to Tell?

Sharpen your pencils and your wits and have a bash at entering this year’s 10th Anniversary competition.

Jonathan Cape and Comica London have got together with

the Observer to offer you the chance to see your

work in print and win £1,000.

Take this opportunity to get your work read by

industry experts.

The Graphic Short Story Judges Are:

Steve Bell

(Guardian political cartoonist and author of If…The Graphic Novel),

Rachel Cooke


Suzanne Dean

(Creative Director, Vintage).

Sebastian Faulks

(Bestselling Writer of Where My Heart Used to Beat and Birdsong),

Dan Franklin

(Associate Publisher, Jonathan Cape),

Paul Gravett

(Co-Director, Comica London)

First prize

£1,000 and print publication in the Observer New Review.


£250 and their work will appear online at theguardian.com

Deadline for entries: Monday 3rd October 2016

To download an entry form visit


And the Very Very Best of Luck!

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