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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

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

"British preconceptions of graphic novels are changing as exhibitions such as Comica expose the challenging work out there."
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"I was about to fall off my chair from overstimulation."
Sarah McIntyre

"It was definitely worth the trip."
Garen Ewing

"....plenty of food for thought in terms of fresh reading material ideas..."
Euan Gillespie

"...some of the UK's sharpest cartoonists gathered at the ICA in London for a unique test of creativity and endurance: a 24-hour comic marathon, during which each artist was challenged to create a spontaneous 24-page story."
The New Statesman

"...Sacco had some interesting things to say about the comics form in general."
Simon Hacking

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

"...vastly informative and entertaining."
Kevin Fitzsimmons

"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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