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Comica Social Club



How do the comics of our childhoods stand up to today? Boyfriend, Eagle, Battle, Rick Random and more are being reappreciated thanks to a wave of compilations, artbooks and studies.

In the first half of this event Steve Holland, David Leach and David Roach examine the creators behind these wizard wheezes and ripping yarns, joined by special guest artist Oliver Frey.

In the second half, cartoonists Adam Brockbank, John and Patrice Aggs, Gary Northfield and Sarah McIntyre from new weekly The DFC compare notes on how to make comics appeal to 21st century kids.

Supported by Bloomsbury, Carlton, The DFC & Titan.

All three of today’s talks - £15, £12 concs, £9 members

Tickets: £6, £5 concs, £4 members
Where: Nash & Brandon Rooms, ICA, The Mall, London
When: Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 2pm to 3.30pm


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"'s a great time to be a comics fan in London!"
Chris Thompson

"The ongoing stream of Comica-related events throughout the year spoils us..."
Andrew Salmond

"I arrived to find a queue for the sold-out event stretching out of the building."
Paul Tierney

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

"...another very successful event providing a wonderful voyage into the world of graphic literature."
Dominique Le Duc

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

"...a place where aspiring graphic novelists get the chance to rub shoulders with established comic book artists..."
Valerie Pezeron

"Comica normally comes up with some great talks and panels, but this was particularly memorable..."
Comix Influx

"...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

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