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Ben Templesmith:
Gentleman Corpse



Hailed for his arresting graphics and gripping narratives, Ben Templesmith is justly famed for his visualisations of Alaskan vampire horror 30 Days of Night with Steve Niles, made into a hit movie which Comica previewed on Halloween night in 2007. He has also made his mark with Brit scribe Warren Ellis on the quirky noir Fell and on his own solo projects such as Wormwood and Welcome to Hoxford. Ben will discuss his whole oeuvre with acclaimed writer and film director Philip Ridley as well as the possibilities of their future collaboration.

After the conversation, Ben will be signing his books and then at 8.45pm Philip Ridley will introduce a preview screening of Heartless, his dark, horror-tinged urban fantasy starring Jim Sturgess as a young photographer who feels as if his life has been blighted by the birthmark that covers half of his face. There will be a Q&A session with Ridley after the movie. More…

Tickets: £8 / £7 Concessions / £6 ICA Members
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - from 6.45pm

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Reviews

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

"...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

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

"...fascinating..."
Redrawn

"...a two-week celebration of the art form..."
The London Paper

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

"...a very special conversation between two incredible artists."
Chris Thompson

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

"Comica normally comes up with some great talks and panels, but this was particularly memorable..."
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"Comiket... was packed to bursting with enthusiastic, earnest artists hustling their work."
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