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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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Nov. 9th, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
I wanted those Danish comics. So nicely designed and also square.
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.
Nov. 10th, 2009 12:07 am (UTC)
I was very lucky to get a Watchmen line that had the word Prozac in it.

Nov. 10th, 2009 07:31 am (UTC)
I thought there MUST have been intention behind you getting that one. Lovely drawing!!
Nov. 11th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
It was actually pure serendipity. As most of the good things in life are, I find.
Nov. 11th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
That's brilliant! :-D
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.
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.
Nov. 10th, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Watchmen quotes
Just watch the film instead.
Nov. 11th, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Watchmen quotes
Oh dear....! :-D
Nov. 10th, 2009 09:17 am (UTC)
oh dear...
I look mocking. I supposed to be being respectful! and delighted by duck!
Nov. 11th, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
Re: oh dear...
Ha ha! That duck DESERVES your respect! XD
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