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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

"...a major new international festival devoted to sequential narratives."
Flux

"Comica... continues to heap cultural credibility onto this once maligned art form."
BBC Online

"Comica normally comes up with some great talks and panels, but this was particularly memorable..."
Comix Influx

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

"...this was awesome."
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"Comiket... was packed to bursting with enthusiastic, earnest artists hustling their work."
Mike Leader

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

"...i left the ica full of encouragement and positivity."
Maartje Schalkx

"Hurrah! This year's Comiket was a brilliant success."
Sarah McIntyre

"...far and away the best place to find a serious and eclectic showcase of world comics fare."
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