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

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

"I arrived to find a queue for the sold-out event stretching out of the building."
Paul Tierney

"It is turning into one of the best comic-related events of the year in London."
Joel Meadows

"...a fantastically wide selection of comics, to be touched, admired and purchased."
Toby Litt

"Gives the comic form the cultural representation the UK doesn't normally see."
David Greene

"...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

"...fascinating..."
Redrawn

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

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