LONDON | Comica Comiket: The Independent Comics Market complete with a Cavalcade of Celebrity Cartoonists drawing live throughout the afternoon in The Fabulous Drawing Parade.
Discover the wonderful and diverse worlds of independent comics!
The Comica Comiket will take place beneath the giant Victorian glass-roofed shed that spans the gap between the brand new building for the House Of Illustration and the Central St Martins College of Art building next door.There are also comics exhibitions to see at the House Of Illustration.
Inspired and informed by the recent House of Illustration show ‘Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics’ in Central London, we’ve put together a panel to celebrate and discuss the sometimes-overlooked role of women in comics since their inception.
Contributors include Manga-influenced writer and artist Asia Alfasi and Nepalese comic artist Kripa Joshi, along with graphic novelist Mary Talbot and comics commissioning editor Corinne Pearlman. Joined by moderator Paul Gravett, they’ll talk about the importance of shows like ‘Comic Creatrix’ in promoting a wider awareness of women’s comic book art. They’ll also discuss their current work and look ahead both in terms of their future projects and their hopes for the increased recognition of the female artists who have shaped, and continue to shape, the vast and growing comics industry.