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INCREDIBLY STRANGE COMICS



Funny peculiar or funny ha-ha? Anything is possible in this medium, where budgets can be unlimited and imagination and taste unbound. As evidence, this exhibition specially prepared for the Comica 08 Festival spotlights five extraordinary examples from American mainstream, underground and alternative productions.

These are not pastiches or fabrications but genuine published one-shot titles:
- an evangelical Christian tract set in Fascist Germany;
- an uninhibited confessional of Catholic guilt;
- a psychedelic romance in swinging Sixties London;
- a satirical road-trip by a pair of ageing homophobes; and
- a candid guide to sexual fulfilment for amputees.

The front cover of each of these comics is shown enlarged and framed, while below are prints of the first four pages of the interior story. To the left and right of each large frame are four further covers to comics related to the main comic by different themes. More…

Supported by Aurum Press.

Tickets: Free
Where: ICA concourse & bar, ICA, The Mall, London
When: November 14 to November 25, 2008

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

"...fascinating..."
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"....plenty of food for thought in terms of fresh reading material ideas..."
Euan Gillespie

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

"The epitome of geekchic, it's most definitely worth checking out."
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"Comica... continues to heap cultural credibility onto this once maligned art form."
BBC Online

"...an inspiring look into the creative lifestyle."
Pop Culture Hound

"...the viewer's efforts were amply rewarded by the superb quality of nearly every comic in the exhibit."
Alison Frank

"...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