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2013 EVENTS

Rutu Modan with Hannah Berry
Exclusive London talk by the author of Exit Wounds about her new graphic novel, The Property. More...
Where: Foyles Bookshop, 3rd Floor Gallery, WC2H 0EB
When: August 21, 2013 6 for 6.30pm


Jaime Hernandez with Woodrow Phoenix
The co-creator of Love & Rockets makes his first exclusive UK appearance in 25 years! More...
Where: Institut Fran├žais, 17 Queensberry Place, SW7 2EL
When: May 30, 2013 6 for 6.30pm


BD & Comics Passion with Comica Festival
The best in French & British comics in a weekend of drawing jams, workshops, talks, films & more! More...
Where: Institut Fran├žais, 17 Queensberry Place, SW7 2EL
When: May 30 to June 2, 2013


Battle Of The Eyes: The Noise Of Our Art
See live performance painters Chris Long & Edwin Pouncey accompanied by DJ musician Trevor Jackson. More...
Where: Central Saint Martins, King's Cross, N1C 4AA
When: April 20, 2013 7.30-8.30pm


Spring 2013 Comica Comiket
A great new venue for our second Spring Fair & a host of related events! More...
Where: Central Saint Martins, King's Cross, N1C 4AA
When: April 20, 2013 11am to 7pm


Comica Symposium at Central Saint Martins
Professional development talks & panels for students & public interested in working in comics. More...
Where: Central Saint Martins, King's Cross, N1C 4AA
When: April 19, 2013 2.30-6.30pm


Graphic Novels! Melbourne! UK Premiere Screening
Co-directors David Hayward & Bernard Caleo introduce their documentary on Melbourne's lively comics scene. More...
Where: King's College School of Arts & Humanities, Strand WC2
When: February 13, 2013 7.10pm for 7.20pm


2012 EVENTS

Comica Conversation: Amruta Patil & Neel Mukerjee
The author of Kari talks about her new graphic novel, Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean, drawn from the Mahabharat. More...
Where: Foyles Bookshop, 3rd Floor Gallery, WC2H 0EB
When: September 28 to September 28, 2012


Comica Conversation: Shaun Tan and Quentin Blake
For the first time, two of the greatest children's book illustrators & authors meet to talk and draw together. More...
Where: St Albans Centre, Baldwins Gardens, London EC1N 7AB
When: August 27, 2012 6.45pm for 7pm start


BD & Comics Passion with Comica Festival
Celebrated British and French authors discuss their work and share their love of graphic novels. More...
Where: Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EL
When: May 24 to May 27, 2012


Spring Comica Comiket: Independent Comics Fair
New Spring London Fair to buy direct from solo authors, small presses & innovative majors. More...
Where: Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2
When: April 21, 2012 - 11am to 6pm


Comica Conversation: Craig Thompson & Marcel Theroux
Craig Thompson gives an illustrated presentation about the making of Habibi with Marcel Theroux. More...
Where: St Albans Centre, Baldwins Gardens, London EC1N 7AB
When: January 23, 2012 - From 6.45pm


2011 EVENTS

Comica Conversation: Anders Nilsen & Tom Gauld
Anders Nilsen discusses Big Questions with friend and fellow comics creator Tom Gauld. More...
Where: Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JA
When: October 19, 2011 - 7-pm to 8pm


BD & Comics Passion with Comica Festival
Celebrated British and French authors discuss their work and share their love of graphic novels. More...
Where: Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Place, London
When: October 7 to October 9, 2011


Comics & Conflicts: Conference & Activities Day
Friday conference & Saturday activities day explore how comics represent the experience of war and conflict. More...
Where: Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ
When: August 19 to August 20, 2011


Reinhard Kleist: Castro
Reinhard Kleist discusses his latest graphic biography, Castro, with Paul Gravett at a free event. More...
Where: Foyles Gallery, Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB
When: July 4, 2011 - 6.30pm to 8.30pm


David B: Black Paths
David B. discusses his latest graphic novel Black Paths with Paul Gravett at a free event. More...
Where: Clerkenwell Tales, Exmouth Market, London EC1 4QE
When: June 30, 2011 - 6.30 to 8.30pm


Comica Conversation: Lorenzo Mattotti & Dave McKean
Lorenzo Mattotti makes a rare visit to London to discuss his career in comics and beyond with Dave McKean. More...
Where: Great Hall, Goldsmiths University, New Cross, London
When: March 12, 2011 - 6pm to 7.30pm


2010 EVENTS

Comica Comiket: Independent Comics Summer Fair
Over 50 small-press stall holders come together in a massive marquee in Battersea Park. More...
Where: PumpHouse Gallery, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ
When: August 22, 2010 - 12pm to 6pm


Hypercomics: The Shapes Of Comics To Come
Adam Dant, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, Dave McKean & Warren Pleece create multi-path, site-specific 'Hypercomics'. More...
Where: Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ
When: August 12 to September 25, 2010


Talk: Oscar Grillo & Gabriele Zucchelli
Paul Gravett talks to cartoonist Oscar Grillo and director / animator Gabriele Zucchelli. More...
Where: King's Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
When: July 4, 2010 - from 6.00pm


Film: The Mystery Of The First Animated Movies
Gabriele Zucchelli's documentary film, made in 2006, explores the making of El Apóstol. More...
Where: King's Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
When: July 3, 2010 - from 4.30pm


Talk: The History Of Comic Art In Argentina
Paul Gravett gives an illustrated talk about the history of comic art in Argentina. More...
Where: King's Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
When: July 2, 2010 - from 6.30pm


Exhibition: Comica Argentina
An exhibition celebrating the quality and diversity of comic art in Argentina. More...
Where: King's Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
When: July 1 to July 4, 2010


Exhibition: Comica Argentina
An exhibition celebrating the quality and diversity of comic art in Argentina. More...
Where: Canning House, 2 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PJ
When: June 7 to June 25, 2010


Daniel Clowes & Chris Ware
Launching his new graphic novel Wilson, Daniel Clowes joins Chris Ware in conversation with Paul Gravett. More...
Where: The Corn Exchange, Church Street, Brighton
When: May 25, 2010 - 8pm


Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware & Audrey Niffenegger
Chris Ware and Audrey Niffenegger join Daniel Clowes launching his new graphic novel, Wilson. More...
Where: The Cochrane Theatre, Southampton Row, London
When: May 24, 2010 - 6.30pm for 7pm


Jean Van Hamme: Largo Winch
The phenomenal Belgian BD author in conversation after an exclusive screening of the Largo Winch movie. More...
Where: Ciné Lumière, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7
When: May 5, 2010 - 8.30pm


ComiXmas Panel: How A Comic Is Made
Featuring Andrzej Klimowski, Danusia Schejbal, Nana Li, Pat Mills and Woodrow Phoenix. More...
Where: London Print Studio Gallery, 425 Harrow Road, London
When: January 21, 2010 - 6.30pm to 8pm


2009 EVENTS

ComiXmas Exhibition: When Worlds Collide
An exhibition of fantastic images from contemporary comic books and graphic novels. More...
Where: London Print Studio Gallery, 425 Harrow Road, London
When: December 11 to February 6, 2010


A Salem Brownstone Spooktacular!
Join the creators of occult investigator Salem Brownstone for an all-night Spooktacular! More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: October 24, 2009


Joe Sacco: Return To Palestine
The acclaimed war-reportage cartoonist discusses his journalistic comics and his return to Palestine. More...
Where: Cinema 1, ICA, The Mall, London
When: September 29, 2009 - 6.45pm to 8.15pm


La Nouvelle Bande Dessinée: Bravo & Guibert
Émile Bravo (My Mommy) and Emmanuel Guibert (Alan's War, The Photographer) in conversation with Paul Gravett. More...
Where: Nash Room, ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 20, 2009 - 6.30pm to 8pm


Extraordinary Gentlemen: Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill
The creators of League Of Extraordinary Gentleman discuss its referential cosmos, with Christopher Frayling. More...
Where: Cinema 1, ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 2, 2009 - 6.45pm to 8.15pm


The Jeffrey Lewis Watchmen Lecture
Jeffrey Lewis discusses Alan Moore's masterpiece of 1980s paranoia and deconstructed superheroes. More...
Where: Nash Room, ICA, Mall, London
When: February 24, 2009 - from 7pm


Adrian Tomine
Adrian Tomine (Shortcomings, Summer Blonde) discusses his own work and the manga of Yoshihiro Tatsumi. More...
Where: Nash Room, ICA, The Mall, London
When: February 3, 2009 - 7pm to 8.30pm


2008 EVENTS

Discovering Manga: Secrets Of Japanese Comics
Paul Gravett reveals the secrets behind manga's most dazzling creators and characters. More...
Where: St Albans Centre, Leigh Place, Baldwin Gardens, London
When: October 23, 2008 - 7pm to 9pm


Film: Fear(s) Of The Dark
Paul Gravett introduces an animated film with art by Charles Burns, Lorenzo Mattotti, Richard McGuire and others. More...
Where: Cinema 1, ICA, Mall, London
When: September 8, 2008 - from 6.30pm


Raymond Briggs & Bryan Talbot
The first ever in-depth discussion between two quintessentially British pioneers of graphic novels. More...
Where: Nash Room, ICA, Mall, London
When: August 9, 2008 - from 2.30pm


Comica Free Family Film Matinees
A season of free family films including Persepolis, Hellboy Animated, Ben 10, and The Castle Of Cagliostro. More...
Where: Cinema 1, ICA, Mall, London
When: July 26 to August 26, 2008


Between The Panels 2
With Mio Matsumoto, Woodrow Phoenix, Warren Pleece and Mike Dawson. More...
Where: Nash Room, ICA, Mall, London
When: June 11, 2008 - from 7pm


Film: Les Religions Sauvages
A screening and performance from Pakito Bolino of France's Le Dernier Cri publishing house. More...
Where: ICA Theatre, Mall, London
When: April 29, 2008 - at 8pm


Live From Kirby Plaza
A celebration of Jack Kirby with Paul Gambaccini, Kim Newman, Chrissie Harper, Mark Evanier and John Morrow. More...
Where: Brandon Room, ICA, Mall, London
When: April 15, 2008 - 7pm to 8.30pm


2007 EVENTS

Between The Panels: Graphic Literature Night
With Rutu Modan (Exit Wounds), Andrzej Klimowski (Horace Dorlan) and Rian Hughes (Yesterday's Tomorrows). More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: June 15, 2007 - from 7pm


2005 EVENTS

Misfit Lit
With Jessica Abel, Matt Madden, Igort, Paul Wright, Killoffer and Junko Mizuno. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: October 26, 2005


The Sound Of Comics: An Evening Of Comics &Music
With Ian Shirley, Savage Pencil and Hunt Emerson.
More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: July 20, 2005


2004 EVENTS

Manga Live!: Manga Masterclass
Live demonstrations, practical lessons and jam sessions with invited guests from Tokyo. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: September 4, 2004


Manga Live!
With Hisaki Sakurai, Kan Takahama, Frederic Boilet, Kiriko Kubo and Sean Michael Wilson. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: September 3, 2004


2003 EVENTS

Art Spiegelman
Pullitzer Prize-winning artist Art Spiegelman discusses his work with acclaimed novelist Philip Pullman. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: December 18, 2003


Posy Simmonds & Ian McEwan
Posy Simmonds and Ian McEwan discuss the problems with the book industry. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: December 3, 2003


Three Very Big Comic Artists
Steven Appleby, Tom Gauld and Simone Lia talk about cartooning and their work as comic artists. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: October 27, 2003


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Reviews

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

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

"...the social buzz is what I will remember from the day."
Ed Pinsent

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

"...plenty to spark your interest here, even if your last comic experience involved cow pie."
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"...a fantastically wide selection of comics, to be touched, admired and purchased."
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"Comica features some of the most highly regarded figures currently working in the form..."
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Jim Medway

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"...an inspiring look into the creative lifestyle."
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