Lecturer wins runner-up prize in national graphic competition
Beth Dawson, a part-time lecturer on the University’s Graphic Arts and Design BA (Hons) degree and former student of the same course, caught the attention of the judges for her four-page graphic story, ‘After Life’, which depicts the heart-breaking tale of a character dealing with grief after the death of their partner.
Now in its seventh year, the Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica graphic short story prize is well established as one of the leading graphic competitions in the UK.
Beth, whose work is showcased online on the Guardian website (http://bit.ly/1B8yV2D), commented: “I'm delighted to have been one of the three winners; it means a lot to be selected amongst some fantastic entries and fierce competiton.”
The 2014 judging panel included 2011 winner Isabel Greenberg. She joined Dan Franklin, publisher at Jonathan Cape; Suzanne Dean, creative director of Random House; Paul Gravett, director of the Comica festival; the Observer's Rachel Cooke and actor, comedian and writer Peter Serafinowicz.