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GRAPHIC NOVEL LAUNCH: LAIKA


Marking today’s 50th anniversary of Russia’s launch of the first living creature into space, Nick Abadzis presents an audio-visual essay about his research into Soviet-era secrets which underpin his moving graphic novel about the plucky dog Laika, Sputnik 2’s Cosmonaut Dog, from First Second / Macmillan Books.

Tickets: £6, £5 Concs, £4 Members
Where: Nash Room, ICA, The Mall, London
When: Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 3.00pm to 4.00pm

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