Isabel Greenberg’s “Love in a Very Cold Climate” — the story of lovers repelled by polar magnetism — has won the 2011 Graphic Short Story prize given out by the Observer/Comica/Vintage Books.
London-based Greenberg has contributed previously to Nobrow and Solipsistic Pop. The story is part of a larger work called The Encyclopaedia of Early Earth.
Judges David Nicholls, Bryan Talbot, Rachel Cooke, Dan Franklin, Paul Gravett, and Suzanne Dean chose Greenberg’s story from hundreds of submissions. The runners up and the winner can be read at the Prize website — a profitable afternoon for graphic story enthusiasts.
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