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COMICA FESTIVAL 2014

From 15 to 17 August, Comica Festival takes over The British Library to present our unmissable, free-entry Comiket Fair, superstar Bryan Lee O'Malley and a Sunday of Comica Conversations, over the closing weekend of the hugely popular Comics Unmasked exhibition.

HEADLINE EVENTS:


Bryan Lee O'Malley Interviewed at Comica Festival Bryan Lee O’Malley
Comica Festival Headline Event. Award-winning creator of Scott Pilgrim and Seconds More...
Where: The British Library Conference Centre,
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, UK
When: August 15, 2014 18.30-20.00


Comica Firecat Comiket Comica Firecat Comiket
Come to the Comica Comiket with the Fabulous Drawing Parade More...
Where: The British Library,
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, UK
When: August 16, 2014 10:30 to 16:30


CONVERSATIONS:


Bryan Lee O'Malley Interviewed at Comica Festival Bryan Lee O’Malley
Comica Festival Headline Event. Award-winning creator of Scott Pilgrim and Seconds More...
Where: The British Library Conference Centre,
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, UK
When: August 15, 2014 18.30-20.00


To End All Wars Cover Detail The Great War In Comics
Portrayals of the First World War in modern comics and graphic novels More...
Where: The British Library Conference Centre,
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, UK
When: August 17, 2014 11.00 - 12.00


Sex, Censorship and Sensiblity Sex, Censorship and Sensibility

Lessons from past trials, bans and censorship of comics, and the threats to freedoms today More...
Where: The British Library Conference Centre,
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, UK
When: August 17, 2014 12.30 – 13.30



New Voices, New directions New Voices, New Directions

First-time Graphic Novelists share their secrets of working with an editor and publisher More...
Where: The British Library Conference Centre,
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, UK
When: August 17, 2014 14.00 – 15.00


Draw Misty for Me: Shirley Bellwood Draw Misty For Me: Shirley Bellwood
Misty was the raven-haired hostess illustrated by Shirley Bellwood. For the first time, Shirley meets her admirers More...
Where: The British Library Conference Centre,
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, UK
When: August 17, 2014 15.30 – 16.30



Emmanuel Guibert on graphic biography Memories and Memoirs: The Graphic Biographies of Emmanuel Guibert
How the award-winning Parisian comics creator has transformed life-changing friendships into graphic biographies. More...
Where: The British Library Conference Centre,
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, UK
When: August 17, 2014 17.00 -18.30


EVENTS:


Comica Firecat Comiket Comica Firecat Comiket
Come to the Comica Comiket with the Fabulous Drawing Parade More...
Where: The British Library,
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, UK
When: August 16, 2014 10:30 to 16:30


EXHIBITIONS:


Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK
The largest exhibition of British comics ever held in this country examines violence, society, politics, sex, heroes & magic. More...
Where: The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, UK
When: May 2 to August 19, 2014




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Reviews

"...a long-overdue celebration of graphic art and literature."
BBC Collective

"Comiket... was packed to bursting with enthusiastic, earnest artists hustling their work."
Mike Leader

"...one of the cultural highlights in London's graphic novel calendar."
Joel Meadows

"The talk - to a full house - was pleasant, convivial and amusing."
Tim Pilcher

"...an inspiring look into the creative lifestyle."
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"...the viewer's efforts were amply rewarded by the superb quality of nearly every comic in the exhibit."
Alison Frank

"...a major new international festival devoted to sequential narratives."
Flux

"Guibert turned out to be a captivating speaker."
Sarah McIntyre

"It was a real learning experience."
Tom Humberstone

"...some of the UK's sharpest cartoonists gathered at the ICA in London for a unique test of creativity and endurance: a 24-hour comic marathon, during which each artist was challenged to create a spontaneous 24-page story."
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