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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

"...will be talked about by those who saw it for years to come."
Bart Beaty

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

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

"I had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the presentation. It was so impressive!"
Helen McCarthy

"The ICA treats comics the way they should be: as contemporary art."
Sci Fi London

"...vastly informative and entertaining."
Kevin Fitzsimmons

"...the social buzz is what I will remember from the day."
Ed Pinsent

"...this was awesome."
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"...an inspiring look into the creative lifestyle."
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"Thank you, Paul Gravett, for another wonderful season of Comica!"
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