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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…

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Reviews

"Yet another fabulous evening."
Martin Eden

"...a place where aspiring graphic novelists get the chance to rub shoulders with established comic book artists..."
Valerie Pezeron

"After five years of attending Comica's Comikets, the event has finally come of age."
Francesca Cassavetti

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

"5 Stars... a superb exhibition."
Time Out

"Britain's leading comic event..."
The Wall Street Journal

"...an inspiring look into the creative lifestyle."
Pop Culture Hound

"...a comprehensive, varied and exciting season that demonstrated the reach and diversity of the art form."
The Comics Journal

"Comica features some of the most highly regarded figures currently working in the form..."
The Observer

"It was fascinating and welcoming..."
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