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A COMICA REVIEW BY:

SYLVIA LIBEDINSKY


Sylvia Libedinsky (with Nick Wadley) has been making pictures and cartoons since the mid-1990s. Their DoubleTakeAway cartoons were published in the Daily Telegraph 1996-97, and in the Royal Academy Magazine 1997-98 and their weekly Lax Column cartoons ran in the Financial Times from 2000 to 2002. Sylvia attended the Comica Between The Panels: Graphic Literature Night featuring Rutu Mordan, Andrzej Klimowski and Rian Hughes on 15 June 2007 at the ICA.

Sorry I had to leave so early last Friday but the evening was, as usual (or perhaps more than usual) a success.  I was so impressed by all three of them. Klimowski was the only one I knew, but I can trust that however different the authors may be from each other you can spark a conversation between them… and with us.  Every time I go to these events I come back inspired to do more work. I was talking to Nick about this (just what is it about cartoonists that makes them so immediately likable?).

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Reviews

"I went in a casual fan, and came out an undisputed Kirbyphile."
Comic Book Resources

"...a comprehensive, varied and exciting season that demonstrated the reach and diversity of the art form."
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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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"It was fascinating and welcoming..."
Mike Leader

"I'll definitely be going to more Comica events."
Matthew Rees

"The Comica Festival's uniqueness resides in its selection of international comic artists [and] its presentation of cutting-edge themes..."
Dominique Le Duc

"...far and away the best place to find a serious and eclectic showcase of world comics fare."
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"...fascinating..."
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"It's fun, it's informative, it's inspirational, and it's an absolute must-do."
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"Imagine one of the world's greatest cities hosting a series of events starring the world's greatest cartoonists, put together by one of the world's greatest comics scholars. That's London's Comica."
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