The ComICA comics art festival continues in London, in and around the Institute of Contemporary Arts, thanks to Man-At-The-Crossroads, Paul Gravett.
Dark We Were And Golden Eyed
I’ll be attending the Brian Bolland/Dave Gibbons conversation on the beginning of comics fandom and comics retail in the UK. The panel will be lead by Mike Gold, co-founder of Forbidden Planet, with Derk Bram Stokes of the first UK comic store, in Soho, Dark They Were And Golden Eyed and organisr of the first British comic convention, Phil Clarke.
£6 (£5 to ICA members), 2.30pm, The Institute Of Contemporary Arts, Pall Mall, London
Grandville and The Anthropomorphic Tradition with Bryan Talbot.
Bryan Talbot talks through Grandville his latest graphic novel (a sequel is in the works, folks) from Jonathan Cape, and the history of anthromorphic comics that inspired much of it.
£6 (£5 to ICA members), 4.30pm, The Institute Of Contemporary Arts, Pall Mall, London
Eddie Campbell: The Years Have Pants
In conversation with legendary stand up comedian Arnold Brown, Eddie Campbell talks about this collection of his autobiographical comic series, Alec in the massive tome The Years Have Pants. I can’t attend this and it’s killing me. Thankfully I have a couple of Little Bleeders who are…
£6 (£5 to ICA members), 7pm, The Institute Of Contemporary Arts, Pall Mall, London
Also in London today, Eddie Campbell will be signing The Years Have Pants at Gosh! Comics from 2pm and David Petersen will be signing Mouse Guard at Forbidden Planet from 1pm. And there are ongoing comics events, exhibitions and performances mentioned here and here.
London seems to be Mr Comics today… but what’s going on in your city?