Announcing The Drawing Parade’s All-Star Line-Up!

Posted: July 30, 2014

On 16 August 2014 a Cavalcade of Crazy Cartoonists will razzle-dazzle us all by drawing live, projected onto big plasma screens in the Comica Drawing Parade, an all-day highlight of the free Comica Comiket from 10.30 to 16.30 at The British Library.

Here are our esteemed Guests lining up for the Drawing Parade, in order of performance:

10.30-11.00: Ian Williams (The Bad Doctor from Myriad)

11.00-11.30: Andrew Rae (Moonhead and the Music Machine from Nobrow)

11.30-12.00: Asia Alfasi (Best New Manga from Constable & Robinson)

12.00-12.30: Al Davison (Hokusai Dreams and Muscle Memory from Astral Gypsy)

12.30-1.00: Mark Buckingham (Fables and Dead Boy Detectives from Vertigo)

1.00-1.30: Francesca Dare (Penny Goodfeather from Sloth Publishing)

1.30-2.00: Jan Cleijne (Legends of the Tour from Head of Zeus)

2.00-2.30: Warren Pleece (The Great Unwashed from Escape Books, Alby Figgs from Blank Slate)

2.30-3.00: Nick Hayes (Rime of the Modern Mariner and Woody Guthrie from Jonathan Cape)

3.00-3.30: Emmanuel Guibert (Alan’s War, The Photographer and How The World Was from First Second)

3.30-4.00: Jade Sarson (For The Love Of God, Marie!, Winner of the First Graphic Novel award, forthcoming from Myriad)

Don’t miss these amazing Drawing Paraders drawing live before your very eyes and signing and sketching in their comics for you afterwards!

Booking Now Closed for Tables at the Comica Firecat Comiket 16 August 2014 at The British Library!

Posted: July 5, 2014

Comica Festival teams up with The British Library as part of their hugely popular Comics Unmasked exhibition to stage a very special Comiket Independent Comics Fair in the Library’s spectacular, spacious public foyer, mere minutes away from King’s Cross rail, tube and Eurostar stations.

The date is set for Saturday August 16th for our next Comiket, where once again the public will be able to discover the very best in comics and enjoy the live Drawing Parade of superstar artists. And yes it’s still all for free to reach out to as many people as possible! We’ll be announcing the first in our Drawing Parade line-up very soon.

Comiket is a premium event and major attraction of Comica Festival, a not-for-profit social enterprise promoting public appreciation of and involvement with the comics medium in all its forms.


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