Calling all creatives

Win cash and get your work published!

Comic Competition

Giovanni Malacrino, the owner of Giovanni’s Restaurants has teamed up with Stephen Truelove of Love Life Love You to give you the exciting opportunity to get published and win a CASH PRIZE.

1st Place
£350 + Published in the upcoming book: The Therapy of Cooking

2nd Place


All the runners up, plus a friend each, will be treated to a VIP celebration at Giovanni’s in Park Place, where they will receive food and drinks for the night.

All you need to do…
Create an original comic strip using the story below. Here’s a few things you need to know:

Dimensions: 18cm x10.2 cm

  • Applicants must be a student/graduate
  • Deadline: 15/08/2018 (this is subject to change)
  • Be as creative as you like!


  1. A mother comes home, tired from work.
  2. She shouts ‘I’m home!’ But receives no response.
  3. The mother begins to clean and tidy the house
  4. The children appear. They open the fridge looking for food telling mum they're hungry.
  5. Mum starts cooking a variety of different meals to please them all and begins feeling stressed
  6. Husband comes home and says he’s had a busy day at work. He goes on his emails and is still working.
  7. The food is still being cooked as mum shouts out to children to wash their hands.
  8. The kids all run in and sit at the table, but they’re arguing and distracted on their phones
  9. Mum’s had enough. She turns off the cooker, leaves the unfinished food and grabs a glass of wine. She kicks off her shoes and sits on the sofa.
  10. The family are shocked and don’t know what’s going on.
  11. She now has their attention and calls the shots.

Submit your application here

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Terms & conditions

  1. Giovanni’s comic book competition is only available to participants who are currently studying or are still classed as a graduate.
  2. Inappropriate or obscene material will not be entered into the competition.
  3. The deadline is subject to change at Giovanni’s discretion without prior notice.
  4. Prizes are final and cannot be amended to suit your needs.
  5. The celebratory meal for the runners up will be arranged following the announcement of the winner, this is to ensure all those who are invited are available.
  6. Only one submission is allowed per person. Anyone found to be fraudulently inputting more than one piece will be disqualified.
  7. Any cheating including copyright infringement or bribery will not be tolerated and may result in disqualification.
  8. If you have uploaded your submission and would like to make a change, please contact and have the subject line as: ‘URGENT’

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