RSS Feed

Comica Festival

Comica Social Club



You’re All Invited To A Manga Party!

Posted: November 23, 2012

We’re having a Manga Comics & Cosplay Party tomorrow, Saturday November 24th, at the Goethe-Institut, 50 Princes Gate, London SW7 2PH. You’re all invited - and it’s free, you just have to rsvp by calling 020 7596 4000 or emailing to info[at] !

Whether you’re in Germany or in Britain, people adore Japan’s vibrant pop culture of manga comics, anime TV and films and costume-playing or ‘cosplay’ and love to make their own versions. The much-loved German artist Christina Plaka, famed for her series Prussian Blue and Yonen Buzz (above), published in English by TokyoPop, is currently exhibiting her comics artwork at the Goethe-Institut’s Comics, Manga & Co. show in London.

Christina is coming over specially to meets for the first time the brilliant Chinese-born, London-based manga artist Yishan Li, internationally published, notably Cutie B in France, Manga Females Clip Art in the UK, and The Clique (below) in the USA. (Please note that the previously billed Emma Vieceli has had to cancel her appearance due to illness - we hope she gets well soon).

Come and see Christina and Yishan as they share their passions for creating manga and to draw their characters together ‘live’ on a projection screen. They will be joined by talented cosplayers, by special invitation, whose costumes are inspired by some of the realistic and fantastical British and German characters who have appeared in Japanese comics and animation. Why not come to our party in costume yourself?

Read all the latest Comica news here.


Mailing list sign-up:

Comica Events

Latest News


Comica & Floating Cinema Bring You CanalCon on Sunday September 20th!

Enter the 2015 Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize!

Julie Birmant & Clément Oubrerie in Comica Conversation on Picasso Graphic Biography

Scott McCloud Presents The Sculptor At The British Library

See All News


" of the cultural highlights in London's graphic novel calendar."
Joel Meadows

"...a major new international festival devoted to sequential narratives."

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

"...the viewer's efforts were amply rewarded by the superb quality of nearly every comic in the exhibit."
Alison Frank

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

"The ongoing stream of Comica-related events throughout the year spoils us..."
Andrew Salmond

"...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

"Comiket... was packed to bursting with enthusiastic, earnest artists hustling their work."
Mike Leader

"...another very successful event providing a wonderful voyage into the world of graphic literature."
Dominique Le Duc

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