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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

"I was about to fall off my chair from overstimulation."
Sarah McIntyre

"Featuring some of the most critically-acclaimed international comic book creators..."
Tripwire

"I had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the presentation. It was so impressive!"
Helen McCarthy

"...all [24 hour comic day] participants felt a huge sense of achievement and satisfaction by the end."
Jim Medway

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

"...Sacco had some interesting things to say about the comics form in general."
Simon Hacking

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

"Thank you, Paul Gravett, for another wonderful season of Comica!"
Sarah McIntyre

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

"Guibert turned out to be a captivating speaker."
Sarah McIntyre