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Contents

Introduction

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LaurieJ.Proud

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JasonSynnott

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AnnaMill&LukeJones

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ScottDessert

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JoffWinterhart

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JimMedway

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JamesStewart

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VivienMcDermid

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Stilly

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FinnDean&SamuelGreen

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NickLlewellyn

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JulianHanshaw

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CatherineBrighton

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StephenCollins

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AntBlades

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AdamCadwell

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BirtaThrastardottir

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A.J.Poyiadgi

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FayeMoorhouse

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OluOke&MichaelO’Kelly

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IsabelGreenberg

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Introduction

Thegraphicnovelhasfinallycomeofage.Afteraslowanduncertainbirthover thirtyyearsago,andmorethanonefalsedawn,therenowexistsasubstantial canonofworkofsuchexcellentqualityandvarietythatwecansafelysaythatwe havereachedthebeginningofthegoldenageofthegraphic-novelform.Referred toastheNinthArtinFranceformanydecades,thecomicsmediumisatlast gaining mainstream acceptance as a valid art form in Britain. As a medium for communication,educationandentertainment,itholdsitsownagainstanyother artform,thankstoitsabilitytotransmitcomplexinformationsimplyanddirectly throughtheuniquealchemythatoccurswhenwordsandimagesarecombined intheserviceofsequentialart.

GraphicnovelshavebeenembracedbymanyprestigiousmainstreamUKbook publishersandJonathanCapehasbeenthevanguardofthisnewwave,producing many of the best works in the form and actively encouraging new talent.The JonathanCape/Observer/Comicagraphicshortstoryprizehasbeenrunningfor fiveyears,discoveringandpublishingthewritersandartistsofthefuture,andit’s mypleasurenowtowelcomeyoutoavirtualexhibitionoftheverybestofthe entries.

Enjoy!

Bryan Talbot

Writer and artist of comics, illustrations and graphic novels including Alice in

Sunderland, Grandville and Grandville:MonAmour.

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Laurie J. Proud

LaurieJ.ProudwasborninNewcastleandcurrentlylivesinHove,EastSussex.His

collectionofgraphicshortstories,Peepholes,ispublishedbyBlankSlatebooks.

ThefollowingstoryisentitledAubrey.

www.lauriejproud.com

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Jason Synnott

Jason Synnott is an artist, author and illustrator whose work has appeared all overtheworld,althoughhe’shappiestathomescribbling.

jasonsynnottillustration.com

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Anna Mill & Luke Jones

AnnaMillandLukeJonesmetwhilestudyingarchitecture.TheyliveinLondon, where they design small buildings and houseboats as Mill and Jones.They are workingonafull-lengthsequeltotheoriginalSquare Eyes.

www.millandjones.com

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Scott Dessert

Scott Dessert’s work includes mark-making and collage combined with digital processes. He works with found and created elements to try to produce a constantlyevolvingwork.HismaininfluenceishisgrandmotherMadgePyle,who used to create giant collages, which have been a source of fascination for him sincehewasachild.

www.scottdessert.com

www.scottdessert.blogspot.com

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Joff Winterhart

JoffWinterhart lives in Bristol, where he draws, plays drums in a band called Buckyandwalkshisgreyhound,Peep-Peep.

www.buckytheband.com

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Jim Medway

Jim Medway runs the free online publication Comical Animal and runs Create Comicsworkshopsforallages.Aswellascomicsandillustration,healsomakes drawings,printsandproperart.

comicalanimal.com

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James Stewart

JamesStewarthasbeenaprofessionalillustratorsincethemideighties,butprefers

toconcentrateonpaintingandfineart,andsometimesdrawingcomicstrips.He

livesonthesouthDevoncoastbecausethesurfthereisbetterthanLondon.

www.jamesstewartart.com

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Vivien McDermid

Viviengrewupinasmalltownonthenorth-eastcoastofScotlandandnowlives

inEdinburghwithherboyfriendanddaughter.Sheismostcontentwhileeating

sourtangerinesandGermanChristmasbiscuitsonabright,snowyday.

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Stilly

StillylivesinOxford,where,despitehavinghadnegligiblearttraining(i.e.nothing),

hecontinuestopractisescribblinginallthefreetimehisfamilyallowhim.His

maininfluencesareEdwardGoreyandHuntEmerson,butanythingdrawnwitha

nicethinline,withouttoomuchcomputerhampering,willdo.

www.flickr.com/photos/38706654@N08

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Finn Dean (writing and colouring)

Primarilyanillustratorandphotographer,FinnDeanhasalsodabbledincomic-

bookwriting.Finn’sworkismainlyinspiredbytheplaceshe’svisitedandthethings

he’sseen,andthenhecreatesanidealisedversionofthoseplacesaccordingto

hisownaestheticpreferences.

Samuel Green (illustration)

SamGreenhasworkedasafreelanceillustratorforsixyearsandhasworkedwith clientssuchastheNew York Times,Esquire,Wallpaper,RandomHouseandNokia, amongothers.Hisapproachtoimage-makingisquitediverse,embracingallforms ofvisualcommunicationfromstoryboardingfilmstobook-coverillustration.Sam lovestoexperimentwithhisprocessandisalwaystryingtoseekfreshwaysof presentinghiswork.

ThefollowingpieceiscalledThe Waitress.

www.theartcollective.com/artists/finn-dean/

www.sams-place.net

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Nick Llewellyn

NickLlewellynisaveryfinecartoonistindeed.Wethinkso,atleast.Unfortunately, he might not exist.We couldn’t track him down – so here we are making up a bioforhim.Wecouldsayanythingreally,couldn’twe?‘NickLlewellynwasbornin

Hullin1982,aferalchildraised–surprisingly–byapackofHumbersidewolves

…etc.,etc.’Wesaluteyou,NickLlewellyn,youspecialmanofmystery.

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Julian Hanshaw

Afterwinningthegraphicshortstoryprizein2008,JulianHanshawpublishedhis

firstgraphicnovel,The Art of Pho (2010),withJonathanCape.InMarch2012his secondbook,acollectionofinterweavingshortstoriesentitledI’m Never Coming BackwillalsobepublishedbyCape.Julianlivesonthesouthcoastwithhiswife.

www.julianhanshaw.co.uk

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Catherine Brighton

CatherineBrightonhaswrittenandillustratedmanypicturebooksforchildren.

SheiscurrentlyworkingonagraphicnovelsetinDayton,Ohio,in1903,tobe

publishedbyRoaringBrookPress.

www.catherinebrighton.com

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Stephen Collins

Stephen Collins is an illustrator and cartoonist who has been freelance since

2003.Helivesinahalf-decoratedhouseinHertfordwithhiswifeandnopets.His

cartoonsappearweeklyintheGuardian WeekendandeverymonthinProspect magazine.

www.colillo.com

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Ant Blades

AntBladesstartedoffillustratingandanimatingfreelance.Forsevenyearshehad acartoonstripcalledBewleyintheDaily Express.HerecentlyfoundedBirdBox Studio,aimingtocreateshortandfunnyanimatedfilmsandadverts.

http://www.gocomics.com/bewley

www.birdboxstudio.com

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Adam Cadwell

AdamCadwellisaManchester-basedcartoonist/illustrator/storyboardartistand

thecreatorof Blood Blokes, The King of Thingsand The Everyday.Foragrown

manheprobablyhastoomuchLego.

adamcadwell.com

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Birta Thrastardottir

BirtaThrastardottir is an Icelandic animator and illustrator based in Brighton, currentlyworkingonherfirstchildren’sbook.Surrealexistentialismandhumour areelementsclosetoherheart,aswellasbreakingupstereotypesandsocial behaviour.ShestudiedAnimationatCentralSaintMartins,London,andhasan MAdegreeinSequentialDesignandIllustrationfromtheUniversityofBrighton.

www.wishlap.com

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A.J. Poyiadgi

A.J.Poyiadgimakesfilmsbydayandcomicsbynight.Helikesthecollaborative

natureofoneandthesolitarydemandsoftheother.Hehasproducedworkfor

severaladvertisingagenciesandhaswonnumerousfilm-festivalawards.

The backgrounds for Teapot Therapy were made using honest-to-goodness

EnglishBreakfasttea,brewedforabout6–8minutes.Anyleftoverteawasused

aslate-nightfuel.

teapottherapy.com

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Faye Moorhouse

Based in Sussex, Faye Moorhouse studied on the illustration course at the University for the CreativeArts in Maidstone, Kent, where she gained a First Class Honours in 2011. Faye loves to tell stories through her illustrations; to create atmospheres, landscapes and characters.A lot of her subject matter is oftenalittlestrange;ithasadefinitethreadofdarkhumourrunningthroughit.

Shecreatesherownself-published,hand-bound,illustratedbooksandzines.

www.fayemoorhouse.co.uk

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Olu Oke

BornandbredinLondon,Oluwasthequintessentiallatch-keykid.Herartist’s trainingstartedonvariouswallsinandaroundthehome.Theseskillswerefurther nurtured at Edinburgh College ofArt, where techniques such as printmaking, digitalillustrationandbook-bindingwereaddedtoherpenandinkrepertoire.

Michael O’Kelly

MichaelO’Kellyisawriter,film-makerandassistantdirector.Everyawardhehas

everwonhasbeenforpiecessetontheupperdecksofbuses,whichisbeginning

tomakehimworryabouthisrange.

www.oluoke.com

www.emperorsnew.com

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Isabel Greenberg

IsabelGreenbergisaLondon-basedillustratorandcomicsartist.Herworkhas appearedinpublicationsbyNoBrowPressandSolipsistic Pop.

Love in a Very Cold Climateisastoryfromagraphicnovelsheiscurrentlyworking

on,calledThe Encyclopaedia of Early Earth.

www.isabelnecessary.com

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