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COMICA FESTIVAL 2010:
THAT'S NOVEL: LIFTING COMICS FROM THE PAGE!

Between November 5 and December 1 the 2010 Comica Festival takes over the London Print Studio in London W10. The centre-piece of the festival is That's Novel, an exhibition which will allow you to discover the very best comics by leading international innovators and the British cutting edge, together with related events, conversations and films.

EXHIBITIONS:

That's Novel: Lifting Comics From The Page!
An exhibition celebrating comics by international innovators and the British cutting edge. More...
Where: London Print Studio, 425 Harrow Road, London W10
When: October 22 to December 18, 2010


Graphic Short Story Prize 2010
This years best entries to the annual competition will be framed and on display. More...
Where: Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2
When: November 1 to November 30, 2010


EVENTS:

Comica Symposium: Transitions
A gathering for academic-types promoting the research of comics, graphic novels and manga. More...
Where: Clore Centre, 25-27 Torrington Square, London WC1E
When: November 5, 2010 - 9:30am to 5pm


Comica Comiket: Independent Comics Fair
Buy comics direct from the creators at Comica Comiket, the independent comics fair. More...
Where: Royal National Hotel, 38-51 Bedford Way, London
When: November 7, 2010 - Noon to 5pm


Launch Party: Solipsistic Pop 3
Celebrate the launch of the UK's alternative comics anthology bi-annual magazine. More...
Where: Black Heart, Camden, London NW1 0AP
When: November 12, 2010 - 8pm to 12.30am


Launch Party: Mould Map
A launch party for Mould Map, the new comics and art publication. More...
Where: Concrete Hermit, Kingly Ct (off Carnaby St), London W1
When: November 18, 2010 - 6pm to 9pm


Launch Party: A Graphic Cosmogony
A launch party for Nobrow's most ambitious publication yet, the story of creation retold by 24 artists. More...
Where: Nobrow, 62 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3QR
When: November 25, 2010 - 6.30pm to 8.30pm


Launch Party: Frank Hampson - Tomorrow Revisited
Celebrate the 60th anniversary of Dan Dare and the genius of his creator at the book launch party. More...
Where: Chris Beetles Gallery, 8-10 Ryder Street, London SW1Y
When: November 30, 2010 - 6pm to 8pm


Launch Party: Gonzo
You're invited to the launch party of Gonzo by Will Bingley and Anthony Hope-Smith. More...
Where: London Print Studio, 425 Harrow Road, London W10
When: December 2, 2010 - 6.30pm to 9.30pm


David Bircham: Alien Ink
Mingle with the rising talent of the UK, experience talks and attend a comic masterclass. More...
Where: London Print Studio, 425 Harrow Road, W10
When: December 4, 2010 - Noon to 5pm


Film: Grant Morrison - Talking With Gods
A fascinating documentary detailing the vision of one of the most popular and controversial writers. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: December 12, 2010 - 4pm


CONVERSATIONS:

Frames of Mind: Brick & Darryl Cunningham
Graphic novelists Brick and Darryl Cunningham discuss the role comics can play in mental illness. More...
Where: London Print Studio, 425 Harrow Road, London W10
When: November 6, 2010 - 2.30pm to 3.30pm


Comics of the Living Dead: Charlie Adlard
The artist behind the hugely popular zombie comic series The Walking Dead discusses the comic and TV series. More...
Where: London Print Studio, 425 Harrow Road, London W10
When: November 6, 2010 - 4.30pm to 5.30pm


Banned Books: Comic Cuts
Publisher Tony Bennet and artist Rick Veitch discuss the banning and censoring of comic books. More...
Where: Idea Store, 321 Whitechapel Road, London E1
When: November 10, 2010 - 6pm to 7.30pm


Graphic Vision: Ho Che Anderson
Ho Che Anderson discusses the genesis and success of his graphic biography of Martin Luther King Jr. More...
Where: London Print Studio, 425 Harrow Road, London W10
When: November 15, 2010 - 6.30pm to 8pm


John Hicklenton: From 2000AD to 100 Months
Pat Mills, Adam Lavis and Clint Langley celebrate the late John Hicklenton's life and career. More...
Where: London Print Studio, 425 Harrow Road, London
When: November 17, 2010 - 7pm to 8pm


Storytelling: The Future is Graphic
A free talk by Paul Gravett on new developments in visual and verbal narratives on and off the page. More...
Where: LCC, Elephant & Castle, London SE1 6SB
When: November 19, 2010 - 10am to 11am


Louis Wain: The Man Who Drew Cats
David Quantick and Savage Pencil explore the life and work of the Edwardian cat artist Louis Wain. More...
Where: London Print Studio, 425 Harrow Road, London W10
When: November 23, 2010 - 7pm to 8pm


Carlos Nine & Thomas Dassance
Meet cartoon genius Nine & explore the rich traditions and vital current scene of comics in Argentina. More...
Where: London Print Studio, 425 Harrow Road, London W10
When: November 24, 2010 - 6.30pm to 8.30pm


Sarah Ardizzone & Ros Schwartz: The Little Prince
A dialogue between two translators looking back at the biggest selling French language book. More...
Where: Institut Francais, 17 Queensberry Place, London
When: November 25, 2010 - 7.30pm


Paul Gravett: From Escape To Now
Paul Gravett gives an illustrated talk about his lifelong passion for comics, from the 80s Escape Magazine to now. More...
Where: The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1
When: November 29, 2010 - 6.30pm to 9.30pm


Great British Comics: Steve Bell & Bryan Talbot
Two of Britain's most brilliant graphic storytellers swap tales of their prolific careers. More...
Where: ICA, The Mall, London SW1
When: December 1, 2010


Girls Comics: Pat Mills & Jenny McDade
Writers Pat Mills and Jenny McDade will be discussing the world of girls' comics, then and now. More...
Where: London Print Studios, 425 Harrow Road, W10
When: December 16, 2010 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm


COMPETITIONS:

Graphic Short Story Prize 2010
Are you an aspiring graphic novelist? Do you have an original story to tell? Win a £1,000 cash prize and the chance to see your story printed in The Observer. More...
Deadline: 6 October 2010

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"Comica normally comes up with some great talks and panels, but this was particularly memorable..."
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"...a place where aspiring graphic novelists get the chance to rub shoulders with established comic book artists..."
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"...hearing literary translators talk about their work reminded me of the immense difficulty, creativity and importance of the task."
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