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MANGA LIVE!


A unique opportunity to meet bright young manga talents direct from Tokyo and discover that manga is not all tits and tentacles. Can Japanese comics conquer the UK? Meet: Hisaki Sakurai, who has adapted The Ring and features in new anthology Manga Mover; Kan Takahama, rising star of ‘Nouvelle Manga’, creator of the sexy slice-of-life Kinderbook and Mariko Parade, the tender break-up of Frederic Boilet and his model, Mariko Konno, who will also be present. Joining them and others in conversation are artist Kiriko Kubo, manga publisher and writer Sean Michael Wilson, and Paul Gravett.

Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: Friday, September 3, 2004


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"This event showcased some of the great variety of manga art styles and artists working across languages, continents and cultures in the world today."
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"The Comica Festival's uniqueness resides in its selection of international comic artists [and] its presentation of cutting-edge themes..."
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"After five years of attending Comica's Comikets, the event has finally come of age."
Francesca Cassavetti

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

"The ICA treats comics the way they should be: as contemporary art."
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"The epitome of geekchic, it's most definitely worth checking out."
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"...this was awesome."
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"Featuring some of the most critically-acclaimed international comic book creators..."
Tripwire

"...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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