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Comica Comiket Fall 2012

The Comiket Fall poster with a Blue Bear behind reminds us of the Autumn Chill!

Doors burst open on Saturday November 10th 2012, Comica Comiket, the Independent Comics Fair, is back for the third bout in the palatial and accessible Great Hall of the Bishopsgate Institute, mere minutes from Liverpool Street station and Spitalfields Market in the City of London.

Once more, the Great Hall’s main stage will be buzzing all day with the hugely popular Drawing Parade.

The brilliant American graphic novelist Alison Bechdel will open the Comiket at 11am.

Among the astounding superstar artists already confirmed, whose live drawings will be projected onto a giant screen, are: Bryan Talbot, launching the very first copies of his Grandville Bete Noire; Glyn Dillon, creator of the acclaimed The Nao of Brown; Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home and Are You My Mother?; Line Hoven, demonstrating her scraper-board genius in Love Looks Away; and Jaromir 99, artist on the Czech graphic novel Alois Nebel, whose animated movie adaptation opens in November.

Here is the full Drawing Parade timetable! :

1.00-11.30: Alison Bechdel - Fun Home, Are You My Mother, Essential Dykes To Watch Out For (Cape)

11.30-12.00: Ellen Lindner - Strumpet and Undertow (Soaring Penguin)

12.00-12.30: Bryan Talbot - Grandville & Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes with Mary Talbot (Cape)

12.30-1.00: Nye Wright  - Things To Do In A Retirement Home Trailer Park (Myriad)

1.00-1.30: Zarina Liew - The Art of Sleep, Le Mime, Rosie & Jacinda (Cobalt Cafe)

1.30-2.00: Kripa Joshi  - Miss Moti (Kripa Kreations)

2.00-2.30: Jaromir 99 - Alois Nebel (Czech graphic novels, now an animated movie)

2.30-3.00: Steven Appleby - Loomus, Coffee Table Book of Doom, Captain Star (Guardian Books)

3.00-3.30: Glyn Dillon - The Nao of Brown (SelfMadeHero)

3.30-4.00: Line Hoven - Love Looks Aways (Blank Slate)

4.00-4.30: Kyle Platts - Megaskull (Nobrow)

4.30-5.00: Doctor Simpo - Ker-Splat!, Things & Stuff, Menshies 3D (Doctor Simpo Comics)

5.00-5.30: Rian Hughes  - Yesterday’s Tomorrows, On The Line (Knockabout/Image)

5.30-6.00: Tobias Tak - Gaboon’s Daymare, The Comix Reader (Comix Reader)

6.00-6.30: Hunt Emerson - Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Dante’s Inferno (Knockabout)

Comiket has proved to be a roaring success for so many Comiket exhibitors, who have told us that they get some of their biggest sales at our popular fairs. That’s because Comiket is not solely for enthusiasts and collectors but also attracts a general audience. We believe it makes a big difference keeping admission free so that a new real people can walk in and discover the true diversity and quality of comics today for themselves.

We have listened to your feedback and have responded with improvements. This November, all exhibitors will be located together in the Great Hall. We have redesigned the table layout to allow for more comfortable space in the aisles for you and the buying visitors. We are also extending the opening hours from 11am to 7pm to give you an extra hour of trading. As an extra promotion, all exhibitors will be highlighted with a cover or image, details and weblink on the Comiket section of the Comica website.

There are a limited number of tables available.
24 Wall Tables.
28 Central Tables.
Table Size: 120cm long by 68cm wide.
Once they are gone, they are gone!

Comiket is a premium event and major attraction of the annual Comica Festival, a not-for-profit social enterprise promoting public appreciation of and involvement with the comics medium in all its forms.

Please select from the choices on the buttons below if you wish to display a banner. Banners can only to be displayed behind wall tables. This avoids the Drawing Parade view being blocked.
Small Press Tables can be booked via PayPal using the buttons below. Professional Tables can be requested via the email link below and will be invoiced.

Professional Publishers & Other Businesses:
Whole Table: £150
Click here to email your Booking Request and we will be pleased to send your company an Invoice.
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Individuals, Small Press & Self-Publishers:
Whole Table: £75
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Half Table: £40
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Tickets: Admission Free - All Welcome!
Where: Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, EC2M 4QH
When: Saturday, November 10, 2012 11am to 7pm


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