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24 HOUR COMICS DAY KICK OFF


For the first time, this one-day worldwide phenomenon of comics creativity, the brainchild of American guru Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics, hits the UK. Be there when the Comica team of cartoonists start creating their spontaneous 24-page comics to be completed within the next 24 hours. This is an official 24 Hour Comics Day and The Big Draw event.

Tickets: Free with ICA Day Membership
Where: Brandon Room, ICA, The Mall, London
When: Friday, October 6, 2006 - 10pm to 11pm

EVENT REVIEWS:

“...some of the UK’s sharpest cartoonists gathered at the ICA in London for a unique test of creativity and endurance: a 24-hour comic marathon, during which each artist was challenged to create a spontaneous 24-page story.”
The New Statesman

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Reviews

"...this was awesome."
FPI Blog

"British preconceptions of graphic novels are changing as exhibitions such as Comica expose the challenging work out there."
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"Guibert turned out to be a captivating speaker."
Sarah McIntyre

"...he's a natural storyteller. He can't seem to stop."
Paul Tierney

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

"...a comprehensive, varied and exciting season that demonstrated the reach and diversity of the art form."
The Comics Journal

"...all [24 hour comic day] participants felt a huge sense of achievement and satisfaction by the end."
Jim Medway

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

"...a major new international festival devoted to sequential narratives."
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