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A COMICA REVIEW BY:

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The following review of the 2007 Comica Festival by Rob Hinchcliffe appeared on the Flavorpill web-site.

Thanks to Comica, the ICA has helped support the comic industry’s effort to break out of geekdom and into the mainstream. The eclectic set of talks, discussions and performances looks beyond the “men in tights” stereotype and concentrates on the more-inspiring and inspired graphical work being produced today - from Japanese manga to Italian realism. Including the ultra-English Posy Simmonds and a Halloween special with more vampires than you can shake a stake at, you should find plenty to spark your interest here, even if your last comic experience involved cow pie.

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Reviews

"....plenty of food for thought in terms of fresh reading material ideas..."
Euan Gillespie

"Comica features some of the most highly regarded figures currently working in the form..."
The Observer

"...one of the cultural highlights in London's graphic novel calendar."
Joel Meadows

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

"Comica normally comes up with some great talks and panels, but this was particularly memorable..."
Comix Influx

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

"...the viewer's efforts were amply rewarded by the superb quality of nearly every comic in the exhibit."
Alison Frank

"...the social buzz is what I will remember from the day."
Ed Pinsent

"It's fun, it's informative, it's inspirational, and it's an absolute must-do."
Gosh! Comics

"...one of the most interesting and high quality celebrations of comics the country has ever seen."
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