David Shrigley is the favourite to win the prize.
He has already achieved a measure of fame for his cartoon-like drawings, which are accessible enough to have been serialised in the national press.
His amateurish conflation of printed letters and doodle-like drawings could certainly work at the offbeat end of cartoon culture.
But their weird mystique, combined with Shrigley’s art school background, have rooted them in the art domain.
This work is not on show at the ICA.