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An exhibition of mini-comics at the BookArtBookshop from the collections of curators Les Coleman, Paul Gravett and Savage Pencil, with an accompanying 12-page A6-size mini-comic catalogue, A Mini-History of containing an essay by Les Coleman and Paul Gravett. All of the guest artists and contributors to Comica were invited to draw original covers for these catalogues, which were displayed at the exhibition and auctioned at a closing night party.

Where: BookArtBookShop, 17 Pitfield St, London, N1 6HB
When: May 27 to June 13, 2004


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"...i left the ica full of encouragement and positivity."
Maartje Schalkx

"5 Stars... a superb exhibition."
Time Out

"Imagine one of the world's greatest cities hosting a series of events starring the world's greatest cartoonists, put together by one of the world's greatest comics scholars. That's London's Comica."
The Beat

"...he's a natural storyteller. He can't seem to stop."
Paul Tierney

"The talk - to a full house - was pleasant, convivial and amusing."
Tim Pilcher

"...a long-overdue celebration of graphic art and literature."
BBC Collective

"...hearing literary translators talk about their work reminded me of the immense difficulty, creativity and importance of the task."
The Financial Times

"...far and away the best place to find a serious and eclectic showcase of world comics fare."
The First Post

"...a comprehensive, varied and exciting season that demonstrated the reach and diversity of the art form."
The Comics Journal

"I'll definitely be going to more Comica events."
Matthew Rees