The annual Observer/Faber (formerly the Observer/Cape/Comica) graphic short story competition has given nods in the direction of a number of creators deservedly much-featured at Broken Frontier in recent years, including such self-publishing stalwarts as Paul B. Rainey and Matthew Dooley. This year’s results continued that recent tradition with artist Rebecca K. Jones (right) winning for her story Midnight Feast and Ed Firth a runner-up for The Lift.
Both of these incredibly talented storytellers have also been frequent contributors to our fortnightly Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier Drink and Draw. You can read more about Rebecca’s reactions to winning in this interview on The Guardian website.
Those wanting to investigate Rebecca’s work further can check out a number of reviews and features with her at BF here:
You can read Midnight Feast here
If you want to explore the comics of Ed Firth further you can do so at BF here:
You can read The Lift here
The other runner-up this year was Artists for Brexit co-founder Michael Lightfoot whose short story Looking for Love in Brexit Britain was published in the Breakthrough Initiative: Our Time anthology, available to buy online here from Soaring Penguin Press.
For more information on the devastating impact of Brexit on the UK comics community read our series ‘The Brexit Effect’ here.
You can read Autumn 2014 here