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

"It was definitely worth the trip."
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Joel Meadows

"Comica Comiket at the ICA was buzzing with invention and ideas."
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"When the event was over the audience was left wanting more."
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"...a major new international festival devoted to sequential narratives."
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