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Comica Festival

Comica Social Club



An indefatigable innovator, this year Dave McKean has conjured up The Graveyard Book with Neil Gaiman, The Savage with David Almond, drawing books Squink and Postcard from Paris, and Heston Blumenthal’s huge autobio-cookbook. Take a tour of his newest imaginings and his next solo comics as Dave McKean talks with illustrator Andrzej Klimowski. Followed by book signing. More…

Supported by Bloomsbury & Walker Books.

Book all three of today’s talks for £15, £12 concs, £9 members.

Tickets: £6, £5 concs, £4 members
Where: Brandon Room, ICA, The Mall, London
When: Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 2pm to 3.30pm


“I was about to fall off my chair from overstimulation.”
Sarah McIntyre


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"Yet another fabulous evening."
Martin Eden

"With Comica, the ICA is doing what it does best: reaching out to culture's fringe."
Kulture Flash

"The talk - to a full house - was pleasant, convivial and amusing."
Tim Pilcher

"...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

"Gives the comic form the cultural representation the UK doesn't normally see."
David Greene

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

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

"It is turning into one of the best comic-related events of the year in London."
Joel Meadows

"I went in a casual fan, and came out an undisputed Kirbyphile."
Comic Book Resources

"...hearing literary translators talk about their work reminded me of the immense difficulty, creativity and importance of the task."
The Financial Times