Coming very soon to the ICA in London is the Paul Gravett curated Comica 2008 festival.
Loads and loads of good things going on, see the website for details.
Particular interest in the Bruton household (although we're sadly not getting down there) would be these two:
DFC Panel: Comica 2008: Saturday 23rd November.
Comica Comiket - Saturday 22nd November