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A COMICA REVIEW BY:

MARTIN EDEN


Martin Eden is a UK-based comics creator. Martin attended the Comica '09 conversation with James Jean and Tara McPherson at the ICA on Friday 13 November.

Just got in after the James Jean/Tara talk tonight. Yet another fabulous evening. I really liked their talks and they were very well put together. And like Adrian Tomine, I expected James to be a bit of a recluse, but he was amazingly entertaining!

What interested me most was that these two guys just do their own thing. They make no bones about not particularly wanting to draw comic issues, and yet they’ve managed to carve their own niches in the comic world. Fascinating.

I’m so glad I discovered your website with all the Events on there - I would have missed out on so many fascinating events!

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Reviews

"Comica Comiket at the ICA was buzzing with invention and ideas."
The Guardian

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

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

"It's fun, it's informative, it's inspirational, and it's an absolute must-do."
Gosh! Comics

"...the Talking With Gods documentary didn't disappoint."
The Guardian

"....plenty of food for thought in terms of fresh reading material ideas..."
Euan Gillespie

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

"A Comica event - but at the V&A?!"
Jinty

"Imagine one of the world's greatest cities hosting a series of events starring the world's greatest cartoonists, put together by one of the world's greatest comics scholars. That's London's Comica."
The Beat

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