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TURNING CLASSICS INTO COMICS



William Shakespeare, Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde are getting visual makeovers as graphic novels. How does prose transfer to panels? What is lost, and found, in translation?

Adaptors Richard Appignanesi and Ian Edgington talk with their visualisers Mustashrik (Julius Caesar), Chie Kutsuwada (As You Like It) and Ian Culbard (Picture of Dorian Gray), and writer Jason Cobley, illustrators John M. Burns and Mike Collins reveal how they adapted Frankenstein, Jane Eyre and A Christmas Carol.

Supported by Classical Comics, SelfMadeHero & Letraset

All three of today’s talks - £15, £12 concs, £9 members

Tickets: £6, £5 concs, £4 members
Where: Nash & Brandon Rooms, ICA
When: Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 6pm to 7.30pm

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Reviews

"Britain's leading comic event..."
The Wall Street Journal

"The whole affair was very effective as an insight into the creative process of a genius."
Unified Review Theory

"It was a real learning experience."
Tom Humberstone

"I was about to fall off my chair from overstimulation."
Sarah McIntyre

"5 Stars... a superb exhibition."
Time Out

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

"With Comica, the ICA is doing what it does best: reaching out to culture's fringe."
Kulture Flash

"...vastly informative and entertaining."
Kevin Fitzsimmons

"...an inspiring look into the creative lifestyle."
Pop Culture Hound

"Yet another fabulous evening."
Martin Eden