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TED BENOIT & EMMANUEL GUIBERT:
THE BEST OF BANDE DESSINÉE



A rare opportunity to encounter two of France’s leading contemporary graphic novelists, now being translated into English.

Ted Benoit is one of the greatest exemplars of the “Ligne Claire” and illustrates new tales of Blake and Mortimer, Edgar P. Jacobs’ thoroughly British detectives, written by Jean Van Hamme.

Emmanuel Guibert collaborates with Joann Sfar on space pirate Sardine in Space and mummified romantic comedy The Professor’s Daughter and specialises in deeply touching memoirs such as Alan’s War, recounting an American soldier’s life, and The Photographer, about Didier Lefèvre’s reportage on the Afghanistan war.

The artists will be interviewed by Ann Miller, author of Reading Bande Dessinée, and Paul Gravett, director of the Comica festival, and will sign their books afterwards.

In association with Cinebook and First Second Books.

Tickets: £3, £2 concs.
Where: The French Institute, South Kensington, London
When: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 7.30 to 9pm

EVENT REVIEWS:

“Guibert turned out to be a captivating speaker.”
Sarah McIntyre

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Reviews

"...the viewer's efforts were amply rewarded by the superb quality of nearly every comic in the exhibit."
Alison Frank

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

"PHEW! I just met Matt Groening!"
Jim Medway

"This event showcased some of the great variety of manga art styles and artists working across languages, continents and cultures in the world today."
Karl Pell

"The whole affair was very effective as an insight into the creative process of a genius."
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"After five years of attending Comica's Comikets, the event has finally come of age."
Francesca Cassavetti

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

"...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

"...this was awesome."
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