Your weekend comic events (south) – Comica’s final weekend…..

Published On November 20, 2009 | By Richard Bruton | Comics, Conventions and events


This weekend sees not one, but two great comic events. First up it’s the Comica 2009 final week – which looks rather good with a trio of conversations happening at the ICA:


First up on Sunday 22 November; Reinhard Kleist, author of the great I see A Darkness, the biography of Johnny Cash, published recently by Self Made Hero is in conversation with Charles Shaar Murray. I See A Darkness was much loved by both myself and Joe – see Joe’s review for more details.

On Monday 23 November, Comica welcome Flemish cartoonist, Willy Linthout in conversation with Michael Rosen. Linthout’s  autobiographical Years Of The Elephant, has been much acclaimed for it’s difficult and emotional tale of the author’s grief following his son’s suicide.

And finally, after his appearance at Thought Bubble Leeds on Saturday 21st , Ben Templesmith will be appearing at the ICA on Tuesday 24 November. Templesmith’s particularly graphic artwork has featured on 30 Days Of Night, Fell, Wormwood and Welcome To Hoxford. He’ll be tlking with writer/director Philip Ridley who will then go on to introduce a preview screening of Heartless, his “dark, horror-tinged urban fantasy starring Jim Sturgess as a young photographer who feels as if his life has been blighted by the birthmark that covers half of his face”.

Comica certainly looks and sounds like it’s been a huge success. Congratulations to Paul Gravett and everyone else involved with Comic 2009.

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Richard Bruton
- Started in comics retail aged 16 at Nostalgia & Comics, Birmingham. Now located in Yorkshire, he's written for the Forbidden Planet International Blog since 2007. Specialising in UK Comics and All-Ages comics, Richard's day job in a primary school allowed him to build the best children's graphic novel library in the country.

One Response to Your weekend comic events (south) – Comica’s final weekend…..

  1. Joe says:

    And we should add that although technically its the last weekend of Comica’s main annual festival there are a number of one-off events which happen throughout the year under the Comica umbrella so its always worth checking their site or Paul Gravett’s regularly