Comica Festival preps for launch with Brian Bolland and many more

Comica 2013

Brian Bolland, Frazer Irving, Warren Pleece, Mark Stafford and many more comic creators will be part of this year’s fantastic Comica Festival thus weekend (April 19th and 20th) at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, King’s Cross, London.

Don’t miss the chance to hear Brian Bolland, famed for his iconic versions of Judge Dredd and Batman, discussing his infuences, career, projects and passion at Comica Festival on Friday April 19th from 5.30-6.30pm. Tickets are only £8 or £4 for all concessions and are bookable online at or on the door (subject to capacity).

Then on Saturday April 20th, at the Spring Comica Comiket Fair, a host of comics creators will be drawing live on the big screen in the Drawing Parade, every 30 minutes from 11am to 6.30pm, on stage before your very eyes – and admission is completely free.

Here’s the Festival’s line-up (publisher name in brackets after each title mentioned):

11.00-11.30: Stephen Collins – The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil (Cape)

11.30-12.00: Terry Wiley – Sleaze Castle (Markosia) and VerityFair (Sequential)

12.00-12.30: S.J. Harris – Eustance (Cape)

12.30-1.00: Vivane Schwarz – The Sleepwalkers (Myriad) & Welcome To Your Awesome Robot (Nobrow)

1.00-1.30: Gary Northfield – Derek the Sheep (Bloomsbury), Gary’s Garden (The Phoenix) and Teeny Tinysaurs (Walker)

1.30-2.00: Oliver East – Trains Are… Mint, Proper Well High, Berlin, Swear Down (Blank Slate)

2.00-2.30: Hannah Eaton – Naming Monsters (Myriad)

2.30-3.00: Dan Berry – The Suitcase (Blank Slate)

3.00-3.30: Warren & Gary Pleece – Montague Terrace (Cape) and The Great Unwashed (Escape Books)

3.30-4.00: Frazer Irving – Batman (DC), Uncanny X-Men (Marvel), Gutsville (Image)

4.00-4.30: Chie Kutsuwada – As You Like It (SelfMadeHero), The Story of Lee (NBM), Hagakure (Kodansha)

4.30-5.00: Darryl Cunningham – Psychiatric Tales (Blank Slate) and Science Tales (Myriad)

5.00-5.30: Mark Stafford – The Man Who Laughs (SelfMadeHero) and Cherubs (Dark Horse)

5.30-6.00: Inko – Ketsueki (Markosia) and Fantasy World (Adjiey Media)

6.00-6.30: Neill Cameron – Mo-Bot High (The DFC Library) and Pirates of Pangaea (The Phoenix)

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