Saturday, 20 April 2013

Comica Comiket Spring 2013 - London

More books to add to my collection - thanks Comica Comiket!
Comica Comiket seems to get bigger and better each time I go. Today it was held in four large rooms at Central St Martins College of Art and Design and the whole place was absolutely buzzing with people. If you haven't been before it is definitely worth a visit, it is a wonderful opportunity to buy comics and books directly from the creators who, if you ask nicely, will sign their work and if they are not too busy are happy to chat about it as well.

Today the majority of exhibitors seemed to be creators but there was also a good turn out of specialist graphic novel publishers such as NoBrow, SelfMadeHero, Blank Slate, Avery Hill and Soaring Penguin Press. It was great to be able to chat to some of the editors and directors manning the tables and to experience their enthusiasm for the books they publish. You can see from my photo that I also stopped off at the table for The Phoenix Comic, I always try to buy their latest issue whenever I get the opportunity - it is packed full of great stuff and the family behind it have a real commitment to comics.

Comiket is part of the Comica Festival - there are other graphic novel and comic related events on their programme. Go to www.comicafestival.com for details.

Below is quite a comprehensive video of the day, I think they managed to film all the tables!

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