Guardian graphic short story competition
Guardian of Deceit by William H. ColesDarwin Hastings is seventeen and his dying aunt sends him from Pittsburgh to New York to a new guardian, a famous wealthy football player. He is excited and afraid; he wants to recapture the love he knew with his parents before they died and become a doctor like his father. But in his new home of celebrities, crooks, untrustworthiness, and excessively wealthy deviants, lust and want thwart his search for selfless caring love, and in his quest to become a doctor, he discovers the altruism of health care and scientific discovery riddled with profit motivation and deficient moral standards. A finalist in the 2012 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.
Observer/Cape/Comica graphic short story prize
But to win is such a nice thing. I'm so happy about it. Everyone tells you when you leave art school that it is going to be hard, but you never really know quite how hard until you're out there. It can be a bit depressing. I should do something really sensible, like buy myself a copy of Photoshop. Greenberg, who is 23, graduated from the University of Brighton, where she studied illustration, last year.
Your chance to join a distinguished list of winners — and even runners-up — and make an impact in the world of graphic novels. Published: 25 Jun Graphic short story: An Artistic Odyssey. This is her entry. Published: AM. Graphic short story: Customer Complaint
Even runners-up have found themselves feted in ways they might not have predicted only a few years ago. In , for example, our runner-up Joff Winterhart, was shortlisted alongside Hilary Mantel for best novel in the Costa book awards for his superb Days of the Bagnold Summer. Meanwhile, two previous winners - Stephen Collins, who won the prize in , and Isabel Greenberg, who carried it off in — published their first books last year to ringing acclaim. Raymond Briggs praised Collins's The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil as "amazing" and "completely original" before it was even published, while Mark Haddon, among others, paid tribute to Greenberg's The Encyclopedia of Early Earth as "a celebration of storytelling itself… strange and wry and funny and beautifully drawn". The highly accomplished Greenberg is one of our judges this year.