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Steven Appleby, Tom Gauld and Simone Lia talk about cartooning and their work as comic artists. Gauld and Lia are at the cutting edge of the next generation of graphic artists; they publish together as Cabanon Press and, next month, the quirky and surreal collection, Both, is published by Bloomsbury. Tom also creates the comic strips Move To The City for Time Out and The Writer At Work for The Guardian. Appleby is one of this country’s leading cartoonists whose work currently appears in The Guardian, The Times and The Sunday Telegraph; his forthcoming book is Jim: Nine Lives of a Dysfunctional Cat. Chair: Comica Festival Director, Paul Gravett.

Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: Monday, October 27, 2003


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

"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."
The Beat

"The whole affair was very effective as an insight into the creative process of a genius."
Unified Review Theory

"...a long-overdue celebration of graphic art and literature."
BBC Collective

"Thank you, Paul Gravett, for another wonderful season of Comica!"
Sarah McIntyre

"...a fantastically wide selection of comics, to be touched, admired and purchased."
Toby Litt

"I was about to fall off my chair from overstimulation."
Sarah McIntyre

"The talk - to a full house - was pleasant, convivial and amusing."
Tim Pilcher

"...hearing literary translators talk about their work reminded me of the immense difficulty, creativity and importance of the task."
The Financial Times

"...packed out..."
Tony Venezia