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COMICA FESTIVAL 2014

From 20 October to 19 November, Comica Festival 2014, the 11th London International Comics Festival, presents conversations, exhibitions, workshops, launches and our unmissable, free-entry Comica Scarycat Comiket, the Independent Comics Market, and Transitions Conference, plus numerous satellite events across the capital.

HEADLINE EVENTS:


Belle: The Art Of Junko Mizuno
For the first time in London, the cult Japanese artist & manga author exhibits her paintings, prints, gig posters & other artworks. More...
Where: Atomica Gallery, 29 Shorts Gardens, London WC2H 9AP
When: October 20 to October 28, 2014


Junko Mizuno: Mistress Of Creepy Manga
In her exclusive London Comica Conversation Mizuno talks with Jason Atomic & draws live. More...
Where: The Auditorium, Level 6, Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0DT
When: October 22, 2014 6.30 for 7.00-8.30pm


Goddamn This War!: Tardi with Pat Mills
To reflect on the centenary of The Great War, Tardi makes his first ever public interview in Britain. More...
Where: The Auditorium, Level 6, Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0DT
When: November 10, 2014 7.00-8.30pm


CONVERSATIONS:


Junko Mizuno: Mistress Of Creepy Manga
In her exclusive London Comica Conversation Mizuno talks with Jason Atomic & draws live. More...
Where: The Auditorium, Level 6, Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0DT
When: October 22, 2014 6.30 for 7.00-8.30pm


Supercrash : The Age of Selfishness - Darryl Cunningham & Danny Dorling
Britain's leading graphic journalist exposes the philosophy of selfishness that allowed the 2008 crash to happen. More...
Where: The Auditorium, Level 6, Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0DT
When: November 3, 2014 7.00-8.30pm


'What Makes A Cult Comic?' with Rob Davis, Ilya, Paul Rainey & Carol Swain
Join the discussion by comics creator & editor of The Mammoth Book of Cult Comics Ilya, leading graphic novelists and host Andy Oliver. More...
Where: The Auditorium, Level 6, Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0DT
When: November 7, 2014 7.00-8.30pm


Goddamn This War!: Tardi with Pat Mills
To reflect on the centenary of The Great War, Tardi makes his first ever public interview in Britain. More...
Where: The Auditorium, Level 6, Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0DT
When: November 10, 2014 7.00-8.30pm


The Gothic Graphic Story: Emily Carroll with Isabel Greenberg
Carroll discusses the spine-tingling subjects & styles of her debut collection of chilling tales. More...
Where: Bronte Room, Conference Centre, British Library, King's Cross, London
When: November 18, 2014 7.00-8.30pm


Digital Comics: Evolution and Revolution
Creators & publishers share their visions of how digital comics are transforming the medium, now & in the future. More...
Where: Médiathèque, Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Pl, London SW7 2DT
When: November 19, 2014 7.00-8.30pm


EVENTS:


Transitions 5 Comica Symposium
London's only free one-day symposium of new multi-disciplinary research & academic study of comics More...
Where: School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London WC1E 7HX
When: October 25, 2014 10am to 5pm


A Brief History of Manga by Helen McCarthy
Zoom through 150 years of manga on a free whirlwind tour of this cultural smorgasbord's surprisingly cosmopolitan history. More...
Where: Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell St., WC1A 2HH
When: November 4, 2014 6.30-7.30pm


Putain de Guerre! with Tardi & Dominique Grange
Tardi & his singer-songwriter wife perform their poignant evocation of WWI in songs, readings & images in French & English. More...
Where: Ciné Lumière, Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Pl, London SW7 2DT
When: November 11, 2014 7.00-8.30pm


EXHIBITIONS:


Belle: The Art Of Junko Mizuno
For the first time in London, the cult Japanese artist & manga author exhibits her paintings, prints, gig posters & other artworks. More...
Where: Atomica Gallery, 29 Shorts Gardens, London WC2H 9AP
When: October 20 to October 28, 2014


Observer/Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize Exhibition
Enjoy reading the finalists' & winners' four-page Graphic Short Stories for the 2014 Competition. More...
Where: Central Saint Martins Platform Theatre Bar, Handyside Street, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AA
When: October 27 to November 7, 2014




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Reviews

"...far and away the best place to find a serious and eclectic showcase of world comics fare."
The First Post

"...he's a natural storyteller. He can't seem to stop."
Paul Tierney

"A Comica event - but at the V&A?!"
Jinty

"5 Stars... a superb exhibition."
Time Out

"There's always something interesting in Comica's raft of events..."
Joel Meadows

"...an inspiring look into the creative lifestyle."
Pop Culture Hound

"...one of the most interesting and high quality celebrations of comics the country has ever seen."
Ninthart

"...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."
The New Statesman

"...hearing literary translators talk about their work reminded me of the immense difficulty, creativity and importance of the task."
The Financial Times

"...a fantastically wide selection of comics, to be touched, admired and purchased."
Toby Litt