Slightly delayed but here’s the interview with this year’s Cape/Comica/Observer Graphic Short Story Prize winner…

Last year, Isabel Greenberg, the winner of the Observer/Jonathan Cape/Comica graphic short story competition, bagged the prize on her third time of trying. But Corban Wilkin has gone one better than that, having won the 2012 prize – the sixth in its history – on his fourth go. How does it feel to have pulled it off after so long? Pretty good: after all, he beat 200 other cartoonists along the way. “The only thing I’m sad about is that I won’t be able to enter again. I’ve loved doing it over the past few years. The brief is tricky – a very limited format and yet complete freedom of subject matter – but it’s a challenge I relished. Once you enter, your writing improves pretty quickly. Four pages is a small space in which to tell a proper story.”

Head over to the Observer website to read the rest of the interview.