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COMICA FESTIVAL 2004

After the hugely successful first year in 2003, the Comica Festival returned in 2004 with the theme of 'Confessions & Convictions' highlighting the trend towards autobiography and political commentary prevalent in the comics medium.

EXHIBITIONS:

A Mini-History of Off-The-Cuff, Handmade Mini-Comics
An exhibition of mini-comics from the collections of curators Les Coleman, Paul Gravett and Savage Pencil. More...
Where: BookArtBookShop, 17 Pitfield St, London, N1 6HB
When: May 27 to June 13, 2004



EVENTS:

Comic Factory: Getting Your Hands Dirty
An all-day comics factory with high-profile guests working together to produce nano-comics for mobile phones. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 13, 2004 - Noon to 8pm



CONVERSATIONS:

José Villarrubia: Digital Comics Workshop
José Villarrubia (Promethea, The Mirror of Love) will gives a computer illustration and colouring workshop. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 5, 2004


Al Davison & Ilya: First Persons Singular
Thinly disguised or brutally frank, Al Davison (Spiral Cage) and Ilya (Skidmarks) discuss autobio-comics. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 6, 2004


21st Century Escape
Escape artists Glenn Dakin, Carol Swain, Woodrow Phoenix, Chris Reynolds discuss their latest projects. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 6, 2004


José Villarrubia: Same Sex, Different Stories:
José Villarrubia (The Mirror of Love) examines representations of gays and lesbians in US comics. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 6, 2004


Fresh Faces, Inky Fingers
Sylvia Farago (Sturgeon White Moss), Simone Lia (Fluffy), Neal Fox (Le Gun) discuss the magic of print comics. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 6, 2004


Chris Ware & Seth
The smartest comic book artist in the world goes head-to-head with the most world's most retro-artist. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 8, 2004


Craig Thompson & David B: Family Secrets
Craig Thompson (Blankets) in conversation with David B. (Epileptic). More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 9, 2004 - 8.30pm


Bitterkomix & Aleksandar Zograf: Drawing Front Lines
South Africans Conrad Botes and Joe Dog, and Serbian Aleksandar Zograf in conversation with Steve Bell. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 10, 2004


Dupuy & Berberian: In Conversation With Posy Simmonds
Phillipe Dupuy and Charles Berberian (Monsieur Jean) in conversation with Posy Simmonds (Gemma Bovery). More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 11, 2004 - 7pm


Live Drawings: Comics Break Free
Sfar, Trondheim, Woodrow Phoenix and Simone Lia - the New Wave of French and British cartoonists draw live. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 12, 2004 - 2.30pm


Drawing Dreams : David B, Zograf & Andrzel Klimowski
The most powerful graphic dreams and nightmares of our times. Chaired by Benoit Peeters. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 12, 2004 - 5pm



FILMS:

The Mindscape Of Alan Moore
Film screening and panel featuring Dave Gibbons, David Lloyd, José Villarrubia, Oscar Zarate. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 7, 2004 - 8.30pm


Tintin Animations
Screening The Shooting Star (2pm), The Secret of the Unicorn (3pm) and Red Rackham's Treasure (4pm). More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 9, 2004


Halloween Shorts: The World Of Comics In Short Films
Animator Kate Anderson hosts a varied and rarely seen animations and films by comic artists. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 9, 2004


Corto Maltese
Corto Maltese in a merciless chase from Russia to Manchuria. Animated adaptation of Hugo Pratt's comics strip. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 12, 2004 - 6.30pm


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Reviews

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

"...a very special conversation between two incredible artists."
Chris Thompson

"...one of the cultural highlights in London's graphic novel calendar."
Joel Meadows

"It's fun, it's informative, it's inspirational, and it's an absolute must-do."
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"Hurrah! This year's Comiket was a brilliant success."
Sarah McIntyre

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

"Every time I go to these events I come back inspired to do more work."
Sylvia Libedinsky

"Comica normally comes up with some great talks and panels, but this was particularly memorable..."
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"...he's a natural storyteller. He can't seem to stop."
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"Featuring some of the most critically-acclaimed international comic book creators..."
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