RSS Feed

Comica Festival

Comica Social Club

Twitter

THEATRE: OUR COMIC BOOK


Hot on the heels of an acclaimed interdisciplinary launch across this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Our Comic Book arrives in London with an evening of highlights from the packed performance programme hosted by John Hegley. The evening will be based around a unique screening of selections from cult NY cartoonist Mark Newgarden’s eclectic silent film collection with an unlikely cabaret of theatre, visual art, music and comedy accompaniments. With a well-developed sense of eccentricity and absurdity, and the love of a genuine enthusiast, Newgarden has amassed an extraordinarily diverse collection of 16mm films. His picks for this programme range from anonymous and utterly inexplicable homemade reels thrown out with the trash and dusty vintage thrift store finds, to rare prints of early animation and toy films. Titles include Spanuth’s Trained Baby Elephant, How Not To Undress and Chip the Wooden Man in The Magic Wand. Simon Munnery’s newly commissioned live satellite link-up interview with himself and a rare presentation of Brian Dewan’s Deuternomy filmstrip complete the bill. The performers will be available to sign copies of Our Comic Book in the ICA bookshop before the event and during the interval.

Tickets: £12, £10 Concessions, £8 ICA Members
Where: Theatre, ICA, The Mall, London
When: Monday, November 5, 2007 - 7.00pm

Newsletter

Mailing list sign-up:


Comica Events

Latest News

CAPE OBSERVER COMICA GRAPHIC SHORT STORY PRIZE 2015

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

Reviews

"...a two-week celebration of the art form..."
The London Paper

"...another very successful event providing a wonderful voyage into the world of graphic literature."
Dominique Le Duc

"When the event was over the audience was left wanting more."
Liban Diriye

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

"...fascinating..."
Redrawn

"...this was awesome."
FPI Blog

"Comica features some of the most highly regarded figures currently working in the form..."
The Observer

"The ongoing stream of Comica-related events throughout the year spoils us..."
Andrew Salmond

"...far and away the best place to find a serious and eclectic showcase of world comics fare."
The First Post

"....plenty of food for thought in terms of fresh reading material ideas..."
Euan Gillespie