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A COMICA REVIEW BY:

EUAN GILLESPIE


Euan Gillespie attended the Gravett & Stanbury presentation on Discovering Manga on 23 October 2008.

Really enjoyed the talk, and it touched on a lot of interesting structural differences with Western comics that I definitely need to delve into a bit further. Also plenty of food for thought in terms of fresh reading material ideas, which you can never really argue with!

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"...one of the cultural highlights in London's graphic novel calendar."
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"...will be talked about by those who saw it for years to come."
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"This event showcased some of the great variety of manga art styles and artists working across languages, continents and cultures in the world today."
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