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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

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

"...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

"I had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the presentation. It was so impressive!"
Helen McCarthy

"It was a real learning experience."
Tom Humberstone

"...hearing literary translators talk about their work reminded me of the immense difficulty, creativity and importance of the task."
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"Britain's leading comic event..."
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"With Comica, the ICA is doing what it does best: reaching out to culture's fringe."
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"5 Stars... a superb exhibition."
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"Comiket... was packed to bursting with enthusiastic, earnest artists hustling their work."
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"It was definitely worth the trip."
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