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A COMICA REVIEW BY:

KULTURE FLASH


KultureFlash is a free, weekly newsletter covering happenings and openings in and around London. The following review appeared in the Kulture Flash blog in 2004.

Art Spiegelman has described how he despises the fact that there’s no place for the comic book as artwork. Neither word nor image, it sits in that wonderful place that’s both serious and playful, great art and wonderous pop, both high and low. Yet childhood’s escape is now slowly being infiltrated by more adult, existential questions with images that are more for the artistic eye than the youthful one. With Comica, the ICA is doing what it does best: reaching out to culture’s fringe. In collaboration with the Institut Francais—and in its second edition—this is an opportunity to see, read and hear about the latest hot things working between image and word.

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Reviews

"...vastly informative and entertaining."
Kevin Fitzsimmons

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

"...packed out..."
Tony Venezia

"...a place where aspiring graphic novelists get the chance to rub shoulders with established comic book artists..."
Valerie Pezeron

"British preconceptions of graphic novels are changing as exhibitions such as Comica expose the challenging work out there."
Design Week

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

"The whole affair was very effective as an insight into the creative process of a genius."
Unified Review Theory

"When the event was over the audience was left wanting more."
Liban Diriye

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

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