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COMICA Festival Weekend


For its 11th annual celebration, COMICA, the London International Comics Festival, invades the British Library for a weekend packed with superstar guests from Britain and abroad – including Bryan Lee O'Malley, creator of Scott Pilgrim series – special events, workshops, book launches and signings. Highlights include Comica Comiket, the free-entry independent comics fair where you can meet and buy direct from the finest publishers and presses big and small, and the popular all-day Drawing Parade and other live comics-making demos and performances

COMICA Comiket
Sat 16 August 2014
11.00 – 17.00
Entrance Hall

COMICA Conversations
Sun 17 August 2014
11.00 - 18.30
Conference Centre

Leading comic artists Pat Mills, Alys Jones, Emmanuel Guibert, Matilda Tristram and Ian Williams discuss themes such as censorship and erotica, the Great War in graphic novels, and the challenges of biography and autobiography in comics form. Each event is ticketed and is followed by a book signing.

11.00 – 12.00      The Great War In Comics 

12.30 – 13.30      Sex, Censorship and Sensibility 

14.00 – 15.00      New Voices, New Directions 

15.30 – 16.30      Draw Misty For Me: Shirley Bellwood 

17.00 – 18.30      Memories and Memoirs: The Graphic Biographies of Emmanuel Guibert 

 Enjoy all five events for the price of four with the COMICA Conversations Day Pass

While you’re at the festival, you can visit our exhibition Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK (closing Tue 19 August). Booking is required for guaranteed entry. Book Now