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Comica Comiket Returns To London In A Week-And-A-Bit

Comica Comiket is returning to London after the show was cancelled last year.It promises a "Cavalcade of Celebrity Cartoonists drawing live throughout the afternoon in The Fabulous Drawing Parade."The Comica Comiket will take place beneath the giant Victorian glass-roofed shed that spans the gap between the brand new building for the House Of Illustration -  where[...]

Craig Thompson At The British Library – Things To Do In London Tonight If You Like Comics

Tonight, the British Library in London sees an evening with comic book creator Craig Thompson, author of Blankets and Habibi, in conversation with Comica's Paul Gravett.As we;; as his previous work, they'll be talking about his new family drama colour graphic novel, Space Dumplins.In the tradition of plucky heroines like Alice, and their astonishing adventures, his new[...]

This Is Where I Will Be In London, Tomorrow Lunchtime

The latest Comica thing, Cityread, and the London Graphic Novel Network will be putting on a panel, S.M.A.S.H in the Barbican Library.Three subjects Three panels And there's no way I'm missing it.And we start with an informal chat – followed by a discussion with the audience, featuring:Ben Aaronovitch (Rivers of London) Steven Appleby (Guide to Life) Gareth Brookes (The[...]

35 Things To Do In London In November If You Like Comics – From Jacques Tardi To Kieron Gillen's Watchmen

And there are still a few copies left of the comic, available to buy from the Cartoon Museum Shop. Observer/Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize Exhibition.Central Saint Martins Platform Theatre Bar, Handyside Street, King’s Cross, until November 7th This free exhibition in the Central Saint Martins Platform Theatre Bar (above) allows you to enjoy reading the finalists’ & winners’[...]

Paul Gravett's Statement On The Postponement Of Comiket To 2015

We reported on the cancellation of London' Comica Comiket small press comics festivel a week ahead of its intended date over the weekend Comica organiser Paul Gravett sent the following to Bleeding Cool this morning. We are very sorry to say we have had to postpone the Comica Scarycat Comiket for 1 November 2014.This has never happened[...]

London's Comiket Cancelled For November, Will Reschedule In 2015

Only last evening we were being told that, Come and have fun at the Scarycat #comicacomiket on Saturday 1 Nov Please retweet! http://t.co/EH0QqgBllA pic.twitter.com/xtIuxLoyu6— Paul Gravett (@paul_gravett) October 24, 2014 But today it all changed.#comicacomiket on 1.11.2014 has been postponed until Spring 2015 Scarycat has wiped her face We are looking forward to the next already! —[...]

Comica Begins Today In London, From Here To Comiket

Comica, London's comics art festival begins today, right after The Lakes Comic Art Festival at the weekend in Kendal Lots more smoke, noise and transport issues But here's a look at what's coming up.Comica Comiket also returns to London in November for a new marketplace display of small press comic books from the length and[...]

Things To Do In London In August If You Like Comics

Scott Denison, "Design fiction as a means of provoking individual foresight and participation in today’s decision making." David Sweeney, "'I Cannot March Up and Down Their Ranks...' Collecting, Reading and Owning Digital Comics"6.30pm-8pmBryan Lee O’Malley, part of the COMICA Festival Weekend.Conference Centre, British Library £8, (£6 Over 60s) and £5.  Book now.7pm - 8pmComic Book Networking: It's Not Just[...]

Things To Do In London This Weekend If You Like Comics

Food, sex, and, erm, opera are amongst the avenues of exploration chosen by the Strumpets – not that they stop there! Ever wonder where your street food comes from? Ever fancy a catfight between Sookie Stackhouse and Bella from Twilight? Well, then read on! Contributors include Hannah Berry, Robin Ha, Hazel Newlevant, Colleen Frakes, Hayley[...]

Goodbye Kitty At Comiket

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIIBciSDYrU[/youtube] Talking to Rus Hudda of Eat Sleep Sniff at Comiket yesterday, a comic creator who works with cat charities and has taken that concern of his and inspires his comic books. Reader, I bought them. Again, filmed with the Nokia Lumia 1020 on loan from Nokia. Which I'm playing with, annoyed that it doesn't […]

A London Day Out At Comica's Comiket

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKxLxFMW93E[/youtube] Nokia very kindly have loaded me a Nokia Lumia 1020 for a month. With a 41 Mp camera. Well, I was going to have to take it to Comiket, the Comics small press fair in London, wasn't I? Video above, photos below, but for my swag shot. I had a good day spending money. […]

Rian Hughes' Rather Backwards Cover For Batman

From the Comica series of events last week, Rian Hughes' rather remarkable looking cover to his upcoming Batman comic for DC Comics.From the Comica series of events last week, Rian Hughes' rather remarkable looking cover to his upcoming Batman comic for DC Comics.From the Comica series of events last week, Rian Hughes' rather[...]

Comics, War, Garth Ennis And Pat Mills

My second-to-local university is involved with the Comics And Conflict conference being held at the Imperial War Museum in London in August. Conference speakers and guests include Pat Mills of 2000AD, World War III and Charley's War, Martin Barker and Roger Sabin on Doonesbury, Garth Ennis of Troubled Souls, War Stories and Crossed and Francesca […]

Lorenzo Mattotti And Dave McKean To Kick Off ComICA 2011

You wait for one comics festival in London and then four come along at one.ComICA will be kicking off this year's activities on Saturday March 12th, 6-7.30 pm at Goldsmiths University in South-East London.with Italian comics creator Lorenzo Mattotti launching his new graphic novel Stigmata, translated by Fantagraphics, in the UK, along with his  illustrated[...]

Garth Ennis Returns For The Comics And Conflicts Conference

From the 19th to the 20th of August, the Imperial War Museum in London will be hosting the Comics And Conflicts Conference, aimed at comics scholars, professionals and fans. Conference speakers and guests will include: Pat Mills (Charley's War); Martin Barker and Roger Sabin talking about Doonesbury; Garth Ennis (Troubled Souls, War Stories); Jacques Tardi […]

Comica At The London Print Studio

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[...]


Comics Trying To Escape

It's about time for Bleeding Cool to start the run up to its traditional (as in, for the second year) most comprehensive independent coverage you'll find to the largest English language comics art festival in the world.Because ComICA 2010 from the Institute Of Contemporary Arts is on its way.The London Print Studio has launched the[...]

James Jean and Tara McPherson at ComICA by Paul Tierney

Paul Tierney attended the ComICA talk on behalf of Bleeding Cool with James Jean and Tara McPherson last Friday.Like many of the talks at ComICA in the ICA, Fabulous: James Jean & Tara McPherson was originally scheduled to take place in the 90-capacity Nash Room However demand for tickets was so great that the talk[...]

Alan Moore To Write New BoJeffries Saga

At the ComICA League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen event last night, Alan Moore announced that he was writing new episodes of The BoJeffries Saga for Steve Parkhouse, to be published by Top Shelf comix.The BoJeffries Saga is the long lost forgotten child of Warrior magazine.While V For Vendetta and Marvelman would go on to great acclaim,[...]