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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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" of the most interesting and high quality celebrations of comics the country has ever seen."

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"The whole affair was very effective as an insight into the creative process of a genius."
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"The talk - to a full house - was pleasant, convivial and amusing."
Tim Pilcher

"...another very successful event providing a wonderful voyage into the world of graphic literature."
Dominique Le Duc

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