Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I went to two more Comica events over the past four days. The first one was Comica Comiket, which was basically the London Underground event which takes place at Camden market transplanted to the ICA.So it had the usual Cmaden crowd selling stuff like Dave Baillie, Douglas Noble, Daniel Goodbrey and quite a few others. It was a valiant attempt but it didn't quite work as I heard that the rest of the building didn't know it was happening. I also went to the Art Spiegelman interview and that was more of a success. He was interviewed by Posy Simmonds, a very talented and intelligent cartoonist in her own right, and Spiegleman, who has a new book out, Breakdowns, came across as likeable and self-effacing. In the audience was Simpsons creator Matt Groening, who we have interviewed twice for TRIPWIRE but I have never met or spoken to. So I accosted him briefly and introduced myself. I took a photo of him outside the ICA in the cold London night. Comica ends on Wednesday and it's been another mix of talks and screenings so it's likely there'll be another one. It is turning into one of the best comic-related events of the year in London. So here are a few photos including the one of Groening…

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Blogger jamie said...

and so much so that i'd never heard of it,
but it sounds like a great day/night out.

ps,please tell me you've been covering-or intend to cover the watchmen production.
as a longtime naysayer of the film,i was totally blown away by the new trailer,and i'm completely sold on it now.
let's see some watchmen based reporting in the next couple of months?

7:02 pm  
Blogger joelmead said...

There will be Watchmen coverage in the Super hero special…

7:03 pm  
Blogger Sarah said...

Glad to hear you were there!

Here was my take on the event:
and Jim Medway's:

8:07 am  

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