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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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Reviews

"Yet another fabulous evening."
Martin Eden

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

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

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

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

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

"When the event was over the audience was left wanting more."
Liban Diriye

"Comica Comiket at the ICA was buzzing with invention and ideas."
The Guardian

"...Sacco had some interesting things to say about the comics form in general."
Simon Hacking

"...packed out..."
Tony Venezia