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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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Reviews

"Comiket... was packed to bursting with enthusiastic, earnest artists hustling their work."
Mike Leader

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

"Featuring some of the most critically-acclaimed international comic book creators..."
Tripwire

"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

"The ICA treats comics the way they should be: as contemporary art."
Sci Fi London

"...packed out..."
Tony Venezia

"...the social buzz is what I will remember from the day."
Ed Pinsent

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

"Gives the comic form the cultural representation the UK doesn't normally see."
David Greene

"I went in a casual fan, and came out an undisputed Kirbyphile."
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