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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

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

"...another very successful event providing a wonderful voyage into the world of graphic literature."
Dominique Le Duc

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

"The epitome of geekchic, it's most definitely worth checking out."
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"The whole affair was very effective as an insight into the creative process of a genius."
Unified Review Theory

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

"...far and away the best place to find a serious and eclectic showcase of world comics fare."
The First Post

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

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

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