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EXHIBITION: Graphic Short Story Prize 2011

Thursday 10th November 2011 9am - Wednesday 30th November 2011 5pm 107 Charing Cross Road Exhibition, Free Event

On display in the Cafe at Foyles, Charing Cross Road are the finalists for the Observer/Jonathan Cape Graphic Short Story Prize 2011, in association with Foyles and Comica, including the winning entry, Love in a Very Cold Climate by Isabel Greenberg.

"The graphic novel has finally come of age. After a slow and uncertain birth over thirty years ago, and more than one false dawn, there now exists a substantial canon of work of such excellent quality and variety that we can safely say that we have reached the beginning of the golden age of the Graphic Novel form. Referred to as The Ninth Art in France for many decades, the comics medium is at last gaining mainstream acceptance as a valid art form in Britain. As a medium for communication, education and entertainment it holds its own against any other art form, thanks to its ability to transmit complex information simply and directly through the unique alchemy that occurs when words and images are combined in the service of sequential art.

"Graphic novels have been embraced by many prestigious mainstream UK book publishers and Jonathan Cape has been the vanguard of this new wave, producing many of the best works in the form and actively encouraging new talent. The Jonathan Cape/ Observer/ Comica graphic short story prize has been running for five years, discovering and publishing the writers and artists of the future, and it's my pleasure now to welcome you to an exhibition of the very best of the entries from this year's prize. Enjoy! "

      - Bryan Talbot, writer and artist of comics, illustrations and graphic novels

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