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COMICA FESTIVAL 2003

The first Comica Festival was held at the ICA in London between June 27 to July 6, 2003 with a stella cast of comic-greats, including Chris Ware, Joe Sacco, Charles Burns, Mike Carey, Warren Ellis, Frederic Boilet and many others.

EXHIBITIONS:

Web Comica Online
The very best of comics on the web, plus Potential Comics online. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 25 to July 6, 2003


Potential Comica
A team of artists will experiment with the comic format in an evolving, wall-sized, multi-pathed artwork. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 27 to July 6, 2003


Foo Zap Yow & Now
Celebrating the comics of Robert Crumb, Joe Coleman, Julie Doucet, Mark Beyer and Chris Ware. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 27 to July 6, 2003



EVENTS:

Comica Opening Party
With comic artists Charles Burns, John Bagnall, Marc Baines, Ed Pinsent and Woodrow Phoenix as DJ. More...
Where: Bar, ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 27, 2003 - 9pm till late


Daniel Johnston: An Alternative Independance Day
Cult outsider comic artist and musician Daniel Johnston performs material from his latest album. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: July 4, 2003 - from 8pm



CONVERSATIONS:

Daniel Merlin Goodbury
Daniel Goodbury leads a tour of selected works web based comics. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 25, 2003 - 7pm


New Practices, New Comics
Paul Gravett, John Barber and John Dunning look at how media tools are changing comics. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 28, 2003 - 4pm


DIY Comics: Online vs Offline
Independent comics creators discuss straddling the small press and internet. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 29, 2003


Warren Ellis
Warren Ellis discusses the secrets of writing for comics with Paul Gravett. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 29, 2003


Mike Carey
Comics writer Mike Carey in conversation with Joel Meadows.
More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 29, 2003


On Alan Moore
Melinda Gebbie, Peter Hogan, David Lloyd and Gary Spencer-Millidge discuss working with the High Priest of comics. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 29, 2003


The Great Escape
Escape artists unveil their latest works, with John Bagnall, Ed Pinsent, Woodrow Phoenix and Chris Reynolds. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 29, 2003


Charles Burns: The Dog Boy Speaks
Jonathan Ross in conversation with Black Hole creator Charles Burns. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 30, 2003 - 7PM


Chris Ware: Smartest Cartoonist In The World
Chris Ware (Jimmy Corrigan, Guardian First Book Award winner) in conversation with Alex Garland. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: July 1, 2003 - 6.45pm


Joe Sacco: Moral Draughtsman
From the frontline, comics journalist Joe Sacco (Palestine) in conversation with political cartoonist Martin Rowson. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: July 2, 2003 - 6.45pm


Sophie Crumb: A Brand New Person
Rising comic star Sophie Crumb (Ghost World film illustrator) talks about her work with Jenni Scott. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: July 4, 2003 - 7pm


Frédéric Boilet: Manga, Mon Amour
Frenchman-in-Tokyo Frédéric Boilet expainines his erotic hybrid of European and Japanese sensibilities. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: July 5, 2003 - 5pm



FILMS:

Cowboy Bebop The Movie
The hottest of Japanese anime - a timely tale of biological warfare. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 27, 2003


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Reviews

"I had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the presentation. It was so impressive!"
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"The talk - to a full house - was pleasant, convivial and amusing."
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"The epitome of geekchic, it's most definitely worth checking out."
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"...it's a great time to be a comics fan in London!"
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"It's fun, it's informative, it's inspirational, and it's an absolute must-do."
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"It was a real learning experience."
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"I went in a casual fan, and came out an undisputed Kirbyphile."
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