Link to Guardian here.
Then we move forward to consider their successors in the burgeoning comics market. Rachel Cooke talks us through the graphic short stories shortlisted for the Observer/Cape/Comica prize, and proves that - far being a form for boys in comic shops - graphic literature now offers something for everyone.
Drawn Together by Robert and Aline Crumb (Knockabout)
A Chinese Life: A Visionary Account of Life in the People's Republic of China, by Li Kunwu and Philippe Otie, translated by Edward Gauvin (Selfmade Hero)
Best of Enemies by David B and Joen-Pierre Filiou (Selfmade Hero)
Days of the Bagnold Summer by Joff Winterhart (Jonathan Cape)
Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City, by Guy de Lisle (Jonathan Cape)
Building Stories, by Chris Ware (Jonathan Cape)