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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

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

"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

"...it's a great time to be a comics fan in London!"
Chris Thompson

"....plenty of food for thought in terms of fresh reading material ideas..."
Euan Gillespie

"It was definitely worth the trip."
Garen Ewing

"Guibert turned out to be a captivating speaker."
Sarah McIntyre

"It was a real learning experience."
Tom Humberstone

"...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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"...Comica continues to be a must-visit destination each year..."
Joel Meadows

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