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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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"...all [24 hour comic day] participants felt a huge sense of achievement and satisfaction by the end."
Jim Medway

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

"Yet another fabulous evening."
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"PHEW! I just met Matt Groening!"
Jim Medway

"...one of the cultural highlights in London's graphic novel calendar."
Joel Meadows

"...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."
The New Statesman

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