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Comics, Manga & Co.
The New Culture of German Comics

Conceived by the Goethe-Institut and Matthias Schneider, Comics, Manga & Co. The New Culture of German Comics presents two generations of German comics artists: the avant-garde that paved the way for the emergence of an independent culture of German comics, and a generation of younger comics artists whose work embraces new aesthetic and narrative aspects. The exhibition and the catalogue, which includes additional texts by Matthias Schneider, aims to provide insight into the diverse world of German comics. Exhibiting artists are Arne Bellstorf, Anke Feuchtenberger, Flix, Jens Harder, Sascha Hommer, Line Hoven, Ulf K., Reinhard Kleist, Isabel Kreitz, Mawil, Christina Plaka, Martin Tom Dieck and Henning Wagenbreth.

Admission to the exhibition is free and the opening times are Monday-Thursday 1pm-7pm, Saturday 1pm-5pm, closed Friday and Sunday,

Alongside the exhibition, the Goethe-Institut London in association with Comica Festival is organising a programme of events, including conversations with Anke Feuchtenberger and comics author and historian Andreas Knigge, as well as a Manga & Cosplay Night with Christina Plaka, and a scraperboard workshop by Line Hoven, who will also be attending the Comica Comiket Fair on Saturday November 10th. Click on these links for details and for booking tickets or RSVPs.

Poster illustration by Henning Wagenbreth.

Tickets: Admission Free
Where: Goethe-Institut, 50 Princes Gate, London SW7 2PH
When: November 3 to December 15, 2012


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"This event showcased some of the great variety of manga art styles and artists working across languages, continents and cultures in the world today."
Karl Pell

"5 Stars... a superb exhibition."
Time Out

"It was fascinating and welcoming..."
Mike Leader

"...far and away the best place to find a serious and eclectic showcase of world comics fare."
The First Post

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

"...Sacco had some interesting things to say about the comics form in general."
Simon Hacking

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

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

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