RSS Feed

Comica Festival

Comica Social Club

Twitter

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

Newsletter

Mailing list sign-up:


Comica Events

Latest News

CAPE OBSERVER COMICA GRAPHIC SHORT STORY PRIZE 2015

Comica & Floating Cinema Bring You CanalCon on Sunday September 20th!

Enter the 2015 Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize!

Julie Birmant & Clément Oubrerie in Comica Conversation on Picasso Graphic Biography

Scott McCloud Presents The Sculptor At The British Library

See All News

Reviews

"The epitome of geekchic, it's most definitely worth checking out."
The Rough Guide To Graphic Novels

"5 Stars... a superb exhibition."
Time Out

"...this was awesome."
FPI Blog

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

"Imagine one of the world's greatest cities hosting a series of events starring the world's greatest cartoonists, put together by one of the world's greatest comics scholars. That's London's Comica."
The Beat

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

"Yet another fabulous evening."
Martin Eden

"Every time I go to these events I come back inspired to do more work."
Sylvia Libedinsky

"There's always something interesting in Comica's raft of events..."
Joel Meadows

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