London’s Orbital Comics showcases Graphic Short Story Prize Finalists

Were you short-listed? Here are the finalists’ names and the titles of their entries to this year’s Observer Jonathan Cape Graphic Novels Comica London Graphic Short Story Prize

There’s the opportunity to meet many of them and read their four-page comics at London’s Orbital Comics‘ Finalists Showcase Exhibition, which opens today, and see the runner-up and winner get their cheques at the Winner Presentation at 5.00pm.

All are welcome, if you’re in London, and celebrate! 

Event details here

Alex Potts – Out of Hours
Tania Viceda Moltó – In a Not So Far Future…
Anna Trench – K9 Cares
Amy Tibbles – The Man on the Star
Alan Dunne – Folly
Jake Shepherd – Buzz and Pete
Dave Henman – Oops
Candice Purwin – Before I Forget
Mathilde Tollec – Tenzing Express
Kathryn Martin – The Spirit of Vaslav Nijinsky
Abigail Lingford – The Irish Giant
Matthew Dooley – Coline Turnbull: A Tall Story
Tess Smith-Roberts – Missed Connection
Doulos Nezblanc – Of Ice and Men
Raya Alkhayal – Doodle Monster
Emily McGovern – Bloodlust and Bonnets

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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