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Observer celebrates 10 years of Graphic Novel Competition with Comics Special this Sunday

This Sunday (5th November), British newspaper The Observer is celebrating 10 years of the Observer / Jonathan Cape / Comica graphic short story prize with a graphic novel special section as part of its New Review section. This year’s winner and runner-up will be announced inside, and the special supplement features a cover by ChrisContinue reading Observer celebrates 10 years of Graphic Novel Competition with Comics Special this Sunday

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Bryan and Mary Talbot announce RAIN, their latest graphic novel project

Bryan and Mary Talbot have announced they have gained funding from the Arts Council for another project together – RAIN, a 150 page graphic novel tackling environmental issues to be published by Jonathan Cape, probably in late 2019. “In a complete departure from our previous ones, this new collaboration is neither biographical nor historically distant,”Continue reading Bryan and Mary Talbot announce RAIN, their latest graphic novel project

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Lakes Festival Focus 2017: An Interview with comic artist Fumio Obata

The countdown has begun to this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October (13th – 15th). The downthetubes “Kendal Calling” interviews continue with a chat with comics artist and “reportage” author Fumio Obata. Fumio is an author whose work and inspiration come from cultural differences and social issues in his surroundings. His art styleContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus 2017: An Interview with comic artist Fumio Obata

Graphic Short Story Prize 2016

Graphic Short Story Prize 2016 Launches

Sharpen your pencils and wits and have a bash at entering this year’s 10th Anniversary Graphic Short Story Prize organised by The Observer, Jonathan Cape and Comica London and open to UK residents. Get working on your four-page comic and submit it by the deadline of 3rd October 2016. Best of luck! Here’s the fullContinue reading Graphic Short Story Prize 2016 Launches

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In Review: ELCAF 2016 – Back for its Fifth Year and Buzzing!

This year was the 5th Annual East London Comics Art Festival (ELCAF) and it was a whopper! There has been a lot of talk recently about what makes a genuine and good Comic Convention. Well, it’s this attendee’s belief that a lot of people could pay attention to this event and learn a few lessons… IContinue reading In Review: ELCAF 2016 – Back for its Fifth Year and Buzzing!