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A COMICA REVIEW BY:

HELEN McCARTHY


Helen McCarthy is the British author of such anime reference books as 500 Manga Heroes and Villains, Anime!, The Anime! Movie Guide and Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation. She is also the co-author of The Erotic Anime Movie Guide and the exhaustive The Anime Encyclopedia with Jonathan Clements. Helen attended the Gravett & Stanbury lecture, Discovering Manga, on 23 October, 2008.

I had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the presentation. It was so impressive! The audience was very enthusiastic, I talked to some lovely people, and all in all it seemed like an event worth repeating. It looks as if there’s a whole new arena of lecture promotion for Gravett & Stanbury to move into. London used to be a venue for really exciting public lectures - even whole lecture series - in the days before TV became so widespread, and the lecture scene seems to be reviving, so your timing is perfect.

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Reviews

"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

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

"Hurrah! This year's Comiket was a brilliant success."
Sarah McIntyre

"...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

"Gives the comic form the cultural representation the UK doesn't normally see."
David Greene

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

"The Comica Festival's uniqueness resides in its selection of international comic artists [and] its presentation of cutting-edge themes..."
Dominique Le Duc

"After five years of attending Comica's Comikets, the event has finally come of age."
Francesca Cassavetti

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