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DISCOVERING MANGA:
SECRETS OF JAPANESE COMICS


Manga, Manga, everywhere! Invading bookshops, libraries and art galleries. Turning up as television shows and films in live action and animation. Manga can appeal to every age and interest and sell in their millions. So how have comics become so massive in Japan and why are they spreading like wildfire around the world? For the first time, Paul Gravett, the author of the NEO Award-winning book Manga: 60 Years of Japanese Comics, reveals the secrets behind their most dazzling creators and characters. How do you read manga and enjoy them at their fullest? What gives these stories such power? What’s a good book to start with? Whether you are new to the subject or a serious otaku, this is a fascinating multi-media presentation for everyone to enjoy.

Tickets: £10.00
Where: St Albans Centre, Leigh Place, Baldwin Gardens, London
When: Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 7pm to 9pm


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Reviews

"...the viewer's efforts were amply rewarded by the superb quality of nearly every comic in the exhibit."
Alison Frank

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

"Comica... continues to heap cultural credibility onto this once maligned art form."
BBC Online

"It was a real learning experience."
Tom Humberstone

"It was fascinating and welcoming..."
Mike Leader

"...fascinating..."
Redrawn

"...a two-week celebration of the art form..."
The London Paper

"This event showcased some of the great variety of manga art styles and artists working across languages, continents and cultures in the world today."
Karl Pell

"After five years of attending Comica's Comikets, the event has finally come of age."
Francesca Cassavetti

"The epitome of geekchic, it's most definitely worth checking out."
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