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Posy Simmonds: Comedies of English Manners


Few writers or artists have chronicled Britain’s ever-changing clashes of class and cultures with such laser-sharp precision as The Guardian‘s cartoonist Posy Simmonds. From her weekly strips centred round the Weber family or slices of Literary Life to her gripping serials Gemma Bovery and Tamara Drewe inspired by Flaubert and Hardy, Posy is our undisputed Grande Dame of graphic novels. She talks and draws in conversation with Paul Gravett, co-director of Comica Festival and curator of her first major one-woman retrospective in Brussels.

Photograph © Jane Brown

Tickets: £8.00 online or on the door
Where: Foyles, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB
When: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 6pm for 6.30pm start

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Reviews

"...a major new international festival devoted to sequential narratives."
Flux

"The ICA treats comics the way they should be: as contemporary art."
Sci Fi London

"Paul Gravett Rules!"
Peggy Burns

"...Comica continues to be a must-visit destination each year..."
Joel Meadows

"...chat over beers with some of the UK's coolest comic types..."
Thomas Behe

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

"...a very special conversation between two incredible artists."
Chris Thompson

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

"...the Talking With Gods documentary didn't disappoint."
The Guardian

"...fascinating..."
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