AN ILLUSTRATOR and writer has been shortlisted for a new award for her novel.

Danny Noble from Hove, pictured, is among the six frontrunners after being put forward for a Comedy Women In Print Prize 2020 in the Published Humorous Graphic Novel category.

Danny’s self-published Was it... Too Much for You? is set in a world of nudity and slapstick surrealism inspired by Ken Russell’s film adaptation of Women In Love.

She illustrated Adrian Edmondson’s first two children’s books for Puffin Random House and was recently shortlisted for The Arts Foundation Fellowship Award.

The panel for this new category is chaired by author and former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis.

She is joined by author of the Guardian’s Best Graphic Novel of 2015 (The Inflatable Woman) Rachael Ball from LDComics, UK Comics Laureate Hannah Berry, stand-up comedian and author Jen Brister, Dr Nicola Streeten, director of LDComics, and actress Paula Wilcox.

Janet said: “The most exciting category of all (it’s new! it’s fresh!) has revealed a joyful abundance of top-notch, screamingly funny graphic novels written by women.

“Every single one of the longlisted books had the judges in fits of laughter and the shortlist is a proper

celebration of the best of them.”

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Groucho Club, London, on September 14.