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comiket comics wall

The entrance corridor to the Institute of Contemporary arts hosted a marvellous exhibition of comics, created on the spot, during the day's Comiket small press fair. A conflicting date with my book club meant I didn't arrive in time to take a turn, but I had great fun browsing the wall's panels, all based on Watchmen quotations.


Jeremy Day (cleanskies) picking the nose of burnt_jamb Marc Ellerby's drawing.



Here's a little selection:







Tomorrow night (Tuesday) I'm going to be at the ICA again for the Music & Comics Night with Woodrow Phoenix as one of the DJs on duty. (He likes his high-brow music, does Woodrow, and mocks me mercilessly for my old lady taste, but he is still my friend so I will go, and I'm sure it will be good.)

Hey, have you seen, the FPI blog is running this great series called And the winner of the Cape/Observer 2099 Graphic Short Story Prize ISN’T……… I really hope the contributors get an exhibition of their work, so many of their comics are AMAZING. Keep checking back, they're posting new ones every day and it's a real window into some of the best comics being made in Britain right now.

The Independent on Saturday ran an article about Comica called Modern comic genius: the graphic art that's not just for geeks. I picked up some amazing comics from Denmark at Comiket, but I left them at the studio so I'll blog about them another time.

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joedecie
Nov. 9th, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
I wanted those Danish comics. So nicely designed and also square.
jabberworks
Nov. 10th, 2009 07:30 am (UTC)
Yes, aren't they lovely! My favourite was the one about first dates, I was laughing my head off even before I looked for the English translation.
ext_206414
Nov. 10th, 2009 12:07 am (UTC)
I was very lucky to get a Watchmen line that had the word Prozac in it.

jabberworks
Nov. 10th, 2009 07:31 am (UTC)
I thought there MUST have been intention behind you getting that one. Lovely drawing!!
ext_206414
Nov. 11th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
It was actually pure serendipity. As most of the good things in life are, I find.
jabberworks
Nov. 11th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
That's brilliant! :-D
dlasky
Nov. 10th, 2009 07:15 am (UTC)
Watchmen quotes
That's a really sweet tribute to Alan Moore.
If you ever meet him, Sarah, please have your picture taken with him. And post it here.
jabberworks
Nov. 10th, 2009 07:34 am (UTC)
Re: Watchmen quotes
Ha ha, okay! I've had several opportunities to book tickets to events and meet him, but I haven't, and I must confess, he sort of works in the kind of comics I mostly steer away from. But I'm sure I just haven't given his work enough of a chance, everyone says he's very talented. I'm still trying to get through Watchmen, but with absolutely no nostalgia (almost the reverse) for superheroes, it's rather hard going.
joedecie
Nov. 10th, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Watchmen quotes
Just watch the film instead.
jabberworks
Nov. 11th, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Watchmen quotes
Oh dear....! :-D
cleanskies
Nov. 10th, 2009 09:17 am (UTC)
oh dear...
I look mocking. I supposed to be being respectful! and delighted by duck!
jabberworks
Nov. 11th, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
Re: oh dear...
Ha ha! That duck DESERVES your respect! XD
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