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THE SOUND OF COMICS:
AN EVENING OF COMICS & MUSIC


From pop stars appearing in romance stories as villains (Elvis) to pop stars with their own comics (Johnny Cash), pop stars as cartoons (Gorillaz) and Elvis Presley films in comic book form, music and comix have enjoyed a long and intimate relationship. Was Marvel Comics Dazzler, for example, the prototype for Britney Spears?

Part 1: Show and Tell
Comica founder Paul Gravett is joined by Ian Shirley, author, Can Rock And Roll Save The World?; Flameboy, who’s illustrated critically received graphic novels on Kurt Cobain, Eminem and Tupac (forthcoming); punk comic artist/music maker Edwin Pouncey aka Savage Pencil; and Hunt Emerson, creator of jazz strip Max Zillion.

Part 2: Film screening
A sneak preview of Unauthorised and Proud of It – The Todd Loren Story (Dir Ilko Davidov, Bullet Proof Films, 60 mins), a documentary about the San Diego-based publisher who, between 1989 and his murder in 1992, published unauthorised comic book biographies of bands like Guns N’ Roses and The Rolling Stones.

Part 3: Music
Music and comics in the bar until late.

Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: Wednesday, July 20, 2005


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Reviews

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

"...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

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

"I'll definitely be going to more Comica events."
Matthew Rees

"...chat over beers with some of the UK's coolest comic types..."
Thomas Behe

"I arrived to find a queue for the sold-out event stretching out of the building."
Paul Tierney

"It's fun, it's informative, it's inspirational, and it's an absolute must-do."
Gosh! Comics

"Yet another fabulous evening."
Martin Eden

"...he's a natural storyteller. He can't seem to stop."
Paul Tierney

"Comica features some of the most highly regarded figures currently working in the form..."
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