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Nearly 20 years since the breakthrough of Art Spiegelman’s Maus, who are the next wave of emerging international graphic novelists? From V for Vendetta to MirrorMask, can the individualist visions of comics creators survive the Hollywood machine from page to screen? Tonight’s stellar panel includes: from the US Jessica Abel (Artbabe and La Perdida, a semi-autobiographical thriller set in Mexico City); Matt Madden with 99 Ways To Tell A Story, a wild comics homage to Perec’s Exercises in Style; Italy’s Igort, whose lyrical fumetti 5 Is The Perfect Number reinvents the neo-realist mafioso tragedy; Paul Wright, Times cartoonist (whose eccentrically English debut is Smelling A Rat); Killoffer, the French Tarantino of autobiographical comics; and Japan’s mistress of creepy cuteness and fractured fairytales, Junko Mizuno. Chair: Paul Gravett, Comica founder.

Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: Wednesday, October 26, 2005


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Reviews

"It was fascinating and welcoming..."
Mike Leader

"It is turning into one of the best comic-related events of the year in London."
Joel Meadows

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

"...Sacco had some interesting things to say about the comics form in general."
Simon Hacking

"...i left the ica full of encouragement and positivity."
Maartje Schalkx

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

"Every time I go to these events I come back inspired to do more work."
Sylvia Libedinsky

"The whole affair was very effective as an insight into the creative process of a genius."
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"Paul Gravett Rules!"
Peggy Burns

"Imagine one of the world's greatest cities hosting a series of events starring the world's greatest cartoonists, put together by one of the world's greatest comics scholars. That's London's Comica."
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