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LINGUA COMICA:
ASIA-EUROPE CULTURAL EXCHANGES


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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"It's fun, it's informative, it's inspirational, and it's an absolute must-do."
Gosh! Comics

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

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Matthew Rees

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Joel Meadows

"The Comica Festival's uniqueness resides in its selection of international comic artists [and] its presentation of cutting-edge themes..."
Dominique Le Duc

"...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

"Gives the comic form the cultural representation the UK doesn't normally see."
David Greene

"...hearing literary translators talk about their work reminded me of the immense difficulty, creativity and importance of the task."
The Financial Times

"...a long-overdue celebration of graphic art and literature."
BBC Collective

"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."
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