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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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"Yet another fabulous evening."
Martin Eden

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

"...a two-week celebration of the art form..."
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"I went in a casual fan, and came out an undisputed Kirbyphile."
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"...the viewer's efforts were amply rewarded by the superb quality of nearly every comic in the exhibit."
Alison Frank

"...one of the most interesting and high quality celebrations of comics the country has ever seen."
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"I arrived to find a queue for the sold-out event stretching out of the building."
Paul Tierney

"...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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