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

"The Comica Festival's uniqueness resides in its selection of international comic artists [and] its presentation of cutting-edge themes..."
Dominique Le Duc

"When the event was over the audience was left wanting more."
Liban Diriye

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

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

"The epitome of geekchic, it's most definitely worth checking out."
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Maartje Schalkx

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

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

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