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LIVE FROM KIRBY PLAZA


X-Men, Silver Surfer, Captain America, Hulk and Iron Man are just a few of the pop-icon pantheon co-created by comic artist Jack Kirby, also known as ‘The King’. To coincide with a new art book by Kirby’s biographer Mark Evanier, Comica celebrates his life and career with a slideshow and panel discussion. Speakers: TV and radio presenter and collector Paul Gambaccini; Kim Newman; Chrissie Harper, editor of Jack Kirby Quarterly. Evanier and John Morrow from Jack Kirby Collector join us via a live internet link-up, with Kirby himself (who died in 1994) appearing virtually via sound extracts from a 1993 interview. Hosted by Paul Gravett. More…

Tickets: £10, £9 Concessions, £8 ICA Members
Where: Brandon Room, ICA, Mall, London
When: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 7pm to 8.30pm


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“I went in a casual fan, and came out an undisputed Kirbyphile.”
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Reviews

"The whole affair was very effective as an insight into the creative process of a genius."
Unified Review Theory

"...fascinating..."
Redrawn

"It was definitely worth the trip."
Garen Ewing

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

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

"It was a real learning experience."
Tom Humberstone

"Comica normally comes up with some great talks and panels, but this was particularly memorable..."
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"Paul Gravett Rules!"
Peggy Burns

"...far and away the best place to find a serious and eclectic showcase of world comics fare."
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"Featuring some of the most critically-acclaimed international comic book creators..."
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