Comica At The London Print Studio

This is what happens when upu mess with a comics arts festival. It up sticks and moves across town. Issues with the Institute of Contemporary Art have seen the annual ComICA festival drop those capitals to become plain old Comica and relocate its main stage to the London Print Studio in West London, well away from the poncey premises next door to Buckingham Palace. And into the wide open spaces, well away from anything resembling decent public transport. But much cheaper drinks. And less bad DJing.

But if you can get there, you'll find some gems in the upcoming two weeks.

Tuesday, 23rd November

Louis Wain: The Man Who Drew Cats – Dodgem Logic's David Quantick and Savage Pencil on Edwardian cat artist Louis Wain, £4, 7pm to 8pm, London Print Studio

Wednesday, 24th November

Comica Argentina with Carlos Nine & Thomas Dassance, £4, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, London Print Studio

Thursday, 25th November

Sarah Ardizzone & Ros Schwartz: The Little Prince – translators talking about the biggest selling French language book. £5, 7.30pm, Institut Francais

Launch Party: A Graphic Cosmogony. The story of creation retold by 24 artists.
Free, Nobrow, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Monday, 29th November

Paul Gravett: From Escape To Now – an illustrated talk about his lifelong passion for comics, from the 80s Escape Magazine to now.
£1.50, 6.30pm to 9.30pm, The Rag Factory

Tuesday, 30th November

Launch Party: Frank Hampson – Tomorrow Revisited. The 60th anniversary of the creatuon of Dan Dare at the launch of this new book.
Free, Chris Beetles Gallery, 6pm to 8pm

Wednesday 1st December

Steve Bell & Bryan Talbot, swapping tales of their prolific careers.
£12, 6.45pm to 8.15pm, ICA

Comica At The London Print Studio

Thursday, 2nd December

Launch Party: Gonzo You're invited to the launch party of Gonzo by Will Bingley and Anthony Hope-Smith.
Free, London Print Studio, 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Saturday, 4th December

David Bircham: Alien Ink – comics masterclass and rising UK comics talent…
Free, Noon to 5pm, London Print Studio

Sunday, 12th December

Film: Grant Morrison – Talking With Gods. The UK premiere of this documentary. With me in it for 30 seconds.
£10, ICA, 4pm

And there are two ongoing exhibitions, That's Novel: Lifting Comics From The Page! at London Print Studio until December 17th and the Graphic Short Story Prize 2010 at Orbital Comics until November 30, 2010…

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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