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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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