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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

"...fascinating..."
Redrawn

"There's always something interesting in Comica's raft of events..."
Joel Meadows

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

"It was fascinating and welcoming..."
Mike Leader

"...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

"...some of the UK's sharpest cartoonists gathered at the ICA in London for a unique test of creativity and endurance: a 24-hour comic marathon, during which each artist was challenged to create a spontaneous 24-page story."
The New Statesman

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

"It is turning into one of the best comic-related events of the year in London."
Joel Meadows

"...it's a great time to be a comics fan in London!"
Chris Thompson