RSS Feed

Comica Festival

Comica Social Club


Theatre: Busted Jesus Comix

Written by David Johnston
Directed & designed by Prav Menon Johansson
Cast: Caitlin Birley, Henry Blake, Erin Hunter, Peter Halpin, Michael James-Cox, James Morrison-Corley, Rege Page

Busted Jesus Comix is based on the true life story of Mike Diana, a Tallahassee teenager who wrote a comic book that was ruled obscene by a Florida court and sentenced to three years probation and a $3000 fine. From this incident David Johnston has created ‘Marco’ a runaway teenager who recounts his troubled past to the manager of Dazzle Cups Diner, New York, in a series of flashbacks. This serio-comic play takes swipes at the religious right, homophobes and priggish community leaders. More…

Tickets: £12 (first week £9)
Where: Above The Stag Theatre, 15 Bressenden Place, London
When: November 3 to November 28, 2009

“American playwright and actor David Johnston has taken the notorious Florida trial and conviction of underground comix creator Mike Diana and reimagined it into this impressive, thought-provoking and powerfully emotional play…”
Paul Gravett - Read the full review here.

“Busted Jesus Comix is also a moving declaration of the power of understanding, acceptance and compassion”
New York Theatre Wire

“The play is often startlingly funny”
Washington City Paper


Mailing list sign-up:

Comica Events

Latest News


Comica & Floating Cinema Bring You CanalCon on Sunday September 20th!

Enter the 2015 Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize!

Julie Birmant & Clément Oubrerie in Comica Conversation on Picasso Graphic Biography

Scott McCloud Presents The Sculptor At The British Library

See All News


"There's always something interesting in Comica's raft of events..."
Joel Meadows

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

"Thank you, Paul Gravett, for another wonderful season of Comica!"
Sarah McIntyre

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

"'s a great time to be a comics fan in London!"
Chris Thompson

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

"A Comica event - but at the V&A?!"

"...plenty to spark your interest here, even if your last comic experience involved cow pie."

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

"I arrived to find a queue for the sold-out event stretching out of the building."
Paul Tierney