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COMICA FESTIVAL 2006

After skipping a year in 2005, the Comica Festival returned in October 2006 with a variety of events, inluding Alan Moore, Melinda Gebbie, Marjane Satrapi, Scott McCloud, Ben Katchor, Alison Betchdel, Guy Delisle and many others.

EVENTS:

Independent Sunday Review: Comic Themed Edition
Featuring Marjane Satrapi, Alan Moore, Melinda Gebbie, Guy Delisle, Nick Abadzis, Chris Ware and many others. More...
Where: At Your Local Newsagent
When: October 1, 2006


24 Hour Comics Day: Kick-Off
Join Scott McCloud and the UK cartoonists attempting to create their 24-page comics within 24 hours. More...
Where: Brandon Room, ICA, The Mall, London
When: October 6, 2006 - 10pm to 11pm


24 Hour Comics Day: The Finish Line
The clock is ticking as the Comica cartoonist team return to the ICA to complete their 24 hour challenge. More...
Where: Nash Room, ICA, The Mall, London
When: October 7, 2006 - Noon to midnight


Comica Demos & Workshops
Meet cartoonists and learn their techniques in masterclasses, live demos, jam sessions and workshops. More...
Where: Brandon Room, ICA, The Mall, London
When: October 7, 2006 - Noon to 7pm


Comica Demos & Workshops
Meet cartoonists and learn their techniques in masterclasses, live demos, jam sessions and workshops. More...
Where: Brandon Room, ICA, The Mall, London
When: October 8, 2006 - Noon to 7pm


Theatre: Crocs In Frocks, or The Knitting Pattern Atrocities
A twisted, disturbed comedy for adults adapting cartoonist Steven Appleby's inner world to the stage. More...
Where: Theatre, ICA, The Mall, London
When: October 8 to October 9, 2006



CONVERSATIONS:

Guy Delisle - From Pyongyang To Shenzen
Guy Delisle records the everyday strangeness and unsettling hidden facets of life abroad in totalitarian regimes. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: October 8, 2006 - 2pm to 3pm


Manga: Not Made in Japan
Discover the new voices of Western manga-ka with Sonia Leong and Ilya. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: October 8, 2006 - 3.30pm to 4.30pm


The Universe According To Steven Appleby
Enter the weird brain of Steven Appleby, one of Britain's most visible and delightfully eccentric comic artists. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: October 8, 2006 - 5pm to 6pm


Alan Moore & Melinda Gebbie: Lost Girls
Alan and Melinda discuss Lost Girls with comedian, author and comic fan Stewart Lee. More...
Where: Logan Hall, 20 Bedford Way, London
When: October 12, 2006 - 7pm


Ben Katchor: Tales of Cities
Experience the modern city afresh as seen through the quirky, quixotic eyes of Ben Katchor. More...
Where: Nash Room, ICA, The Mall, London
When: October 20, 2006 - 7pm


Alison Bechdel: Family Secrets
Alison Bechdel (Fun Home) in conversation with comedienne and jazz singer Lea Delaria. More...
Where: Brandon Room, ICA, The Mall, London
When: October 23, 2006 - 6.45pm


Great British Comics: Ripping Yarns & Wizard Wheezes
Paul Gravett and Peter Stanbury discuss how British comics are still part of our daily life and national psyche. More...
Where: Nash Room, ICA, The Mall, London
When: October 28, 2006 - 2pm


Tara McPherson & Guests
Paul Gravett will host a discussion with Tara McPherson and special guests David Lloyd and Mike Carey. More...
Where: Foyles Book Shop, Charing Cross Road, London
When: October 31, 2006 - 6.30pm


Scott McCloud: Meet & Greet
Your chance to meet American comics guru Scott McCloud (Zot!, Understanding Comics, Making Comics). More...
Where: ICA Book Shop, ICA, The Mall, London
When: November 8, 2006 - 7pm


Marjane Satrapi: From Paris To Persepolis
Marjane discusses Persepolis, her autobiographical graphic memoir of her Iranian childhood. More...
Where: Cinema 1, ICA, The Mall, London
When: November 25, 2006 - 4pm



FILMS:

The Mindscape Of Alan Moore
A screening of the film exploring the world of Alan Moore, with panel discussion with director Dez Vylenz and others. More...
Where: Cinema 2, ICA, The Mall, London
When: October 21, 2006 - 6.30pm


Moomin Memoirs
A revealing documentary celebrating Tove Jansson life and her Moomin creations. More...
Where: Cinema 2, ICA, The Mall, London
When: October 22, 2006


Tick Tock Lullaby
A first-person film following the quest of cartoonist Sasha who can't decide whether she wants to be a mother or not. More...
Where: Cinema 2, ICA, The Mall, London
When: October 23, 2006 - 9pm


Double Bill: Creepshow & Meet The Feebles
Zombie fathers, space fungus and the walking dead feature in this tribute to the 50s EC Comics. More...
Where: Cinema 1, ICA, The Mall, London
When: October 31, 2006 - 9pm


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Reviews

"It is turning into one of the best comic-related events of the year in London."
Joel Meadows

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

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

"Comica Comiket at the ICA was buzzing with invention and ideas."
The Guardian

"...some of the UK's sharpest cartoonists gathered at the ICA in London for a unique test of creativity and endurance: a 24-hour comic marathon, during which each artist was challenged to create a spontaneous 24-page story."
The New Statesman

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

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

"Guibert turned out to be a captivating speaker."
Sarah McIntyre

"It was a real learning experience."
Tom Humberstone

"...will be talked about by those who saw it for years to come."
Bart Beaty