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Comica Social Club



The language of comics bridges cultures. Comica director Paul Gravett introduces the Lingua Comica comics lab, gathering 14 young creators from Asia and Europe and renowned Japanese expert Kosei Ono who reveals the rich exchanges between manga and comics in the rest of Asia, Europe and beyond:

Fionnuala Doran (Ireland) with Sarah Mokhtar (Malaysia)
Mari Ahokoivu (Finland) with Kaori Kuniyasu (Japan)
Sophie Darcq (France) with Thanh Phong (Vietnam)
Paola Cortese (Italy) with Rommel Joson (Philippines)
Ken Niimura (Spain) with Choi Juhyun (Korea)
Tom Smith (UK) with Vishwajyoti Ghosh (India)
Gabor Kiss (Hungary) with Aziza Noor (Indonesia)

All three of today talks: £14, £11 Concs, £9 Members

Tickets: £6, £5 Concs, £4 Members
Where: Nash Room, ICA, The Mall, London
When: Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 3.30pm to 4.30pm


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