RSS Feed

Comica Festival

Comica Social Club

Twitter

A COMICA REVIEW BY:

JOEL MEADOWS


Joel Meadows is the author of Studio Space. Joel attended the Extraordinary Gentleman event, with Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill being interviewed by Christopher Frayling on June 2, 2009. The following review appeared on his blog Walls & Bridges.

MAGIC MOMENTS
On Tuesday night, I went to the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century interview at the ICA, hosted by Christopher Frayling who interviewed Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill. Part of Paul Gravett’s Comica series of events, cultural historian Frayling made an excellent interviewer as some talks and interviews I’ve seen with Moore have been overly fawning but he asked intelligent and balanced questions. Moore and O’Neill came across pretty well and they seem to have a good chemistry. The room was packed and we discovered certain things that I was unaware of, like the fact that Alan Moore is a big fan of the film Performance (a film that my cousin Stanley Meadows has a small but pivotal part in) and we discovered that he is doing new Bojeffries comics with Steve Parkhouse. There was a signing afterwards which was busy but the queue wasn’t as huge as it was at the Gosh signing Moore did back in April this year. There’s always something interesting in Comica’s raft of events and the series has become a valuable addition to the London comic-related calendar. I took quite a few photos at the event, so here’s a selection of the ones that worked…

Newsletter

Mailing list sign-up:


Comica Events

Latest News

Comica Festival Weekend at The British Library August 15th to 17th!

Call For Papers from Transitions 5 Comica Festival Symposium!

Enter the Cape/Observer/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize!

Ben Katchor in Comica Conversation with Peter Blegvad at Foyles, Wednesday March 26th!

Reinhard Kleist Launches The Boxer at Goethe Institut London, Thursday March 6th!

See All News

Reviews

"A Comica event - but at the V&A?!"
Jinty

"Gives the comic form the cultural representation the UK doesn't normally see."
David Greene

"When the event was over the audience was left wanting more."
Liban Diriye

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

"British preconceptions of graphic novels are changing as exhibitions such as Comica expose the challenging work out there."
Design Week

"...packed out..."
Tony Venezia

"It was a real learning experience."
Tom Humberstone

"...this was awesome."
FPI Blog

"The talk - to a full house - was pleasant, convivial and amusing."
Tim Pilcher

"The ongoing stream of Comica-related events throughout the year spoils us..."
Andrew Salmond