ComICA continues in London today – here are the main events.
Comica Comiket: Small Press & Self-Publishers Fair
The biggest small press comics market in the UK, combining the London Underground Comics market with many other publishers. Attendees include; Aben Maler & Steffen P. Maarup, Alternative Press, Jimi Gherkin & Banal Pig Press, Atlantic Press & Steve Braund, Sean Azzopardi, David Baillie, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey & Douglas Noble, The Bedsit Journal & Richard Cowdry, Capes & Drapes & Van Nim, C2D4 & Martin Buxton, Cobalt Cafe & Zarina Liew. Cute But Sad Comics & Howard Hardiman, Decadence & David Lander, Donkey’s Tails & Christopher Bateson, Marc Ellerby, James McElvie & Kieron Gillen, Fabtoons & Francesca Cassavetti, Famicon – Leon Sadler, Stefan Sadler & Kitty Clark, Glyndwr University Graphic Novels Course (Dan Berry), David Greene, Ink Soup & Graphic Short Stories @ BIAD (Chiu), Aidan Koch, Last Hours & Excessive Force, Ellen Lindner & Jeremy Dennis, Philip Marsden, Kat McMorrine, Mild Tarantula – Josceline Fenton, Modern Monstrosity – Oliver Lambden & Laurence Powell, Will Morris-Julien, Murky Depths & Terry Martin, My Eye is on Fire & Chiu, Ninja Bunny – Philip Spence, Nobrow, Luke Paton, Pittville Press – Kieren Phelps. Popcorn Peacock – Timothy Gavin, Paul Rainey & Martin Eden, Karen Rubins, Gwen Kortsen & Paul Fryer, Savage Messiah & Laura Oldfield Ford, Semiotic Cohesion & Terome McNally, Skinny Bill Comics & Hannah Glickstein, Solipsistic Pop & Tom Humberstone, Space Babe 113 & John Maybury, Tempo Lush & Richy K. Chandler, Tozo – David O’Connell, TP Cat Melody Lee & Terome McNally, Ushio & Chris Bottoms, We Are Words + Pictures & Matthew Sheret, Timothy Winchester
Ali Winstanley & Edwin Rostron. Phew.
Free, ICA, The Mall, London, 1pm to 6pm
Graphic: Starting Out In Graphic Novels
A lesson in the art and the business from Bryan Talbot, Julian Hanshaw and Asia Alfasi with Rachel Cooke, writer for The Observer. The winners of the Observer/Jonathan Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize will be presented afterwards.
£6/concs £5/ICA members £4, ICA, The Mall, London, 2.30pm
Helen McCarthy: A Guide To Osamu Tezuka
In line with her new book on the author, McCarthy takes an audience through the work of this principal anime and manga creator, alongside the new Astro Boy movie.
£6/concs £5/ICA members £4, ICA, The Mall, London, 4.30pm
Political Comics: Comic Art Propaganda
Swedish expert Fredrik Strömberg, author of Comic Art Propaganda, is joined by Pat Mills, Sean Duffield, Kate Evans and Polyp to talk comics and politics in the light of the new Ctrl-Alt-Shift publication on political corruption.
Free, ICA, The Mall, London, 6.30pm
Real-Fi: Student Workshop
A Ctrl.Alt.Shift Unmasks Corruption student workshop on creating comics about today’s corruption scandals with tips from Bryan Talbot, Pat Mills and more.
Free, ICA, The Mall, London, 12.30-6.30pm