RSS Feed

Comica Festival

Comica Social Club

Twitter

A COMICA REVIEW BY:

PEGGY BURNS


Peggy Burns is the Associate Publisher of Drawn & Quarterly, the Canadian-based publisher of quality comics. The following article appeared on the D&Q Blog.

Paul Gravett Rules!

Paul Gravett is the Director of Comica in London at the ICA. I had the pleasure of meeting Paul a few years ago at SPX, and he is a delight—not to mention he has great taste in comics. (He wrote the introductions for both our Dupuy & Berberian books, Get a Life and Maybe Later.)

Just take a look at his 2006 Comica line-up next month. What I wouldn’t do to see Moomin Memoirs, hear Guy Delisle speak, and read the comics-themed Sunday Independent (well that’s probably the one thing I can do!) The special issue of the Independent will preview Pyongyang (Jonathan Cape is publishing Guy’s books in the UK this Fall) but the paper will serialize the UNEDITED and UNCENSORED version of Chris Ware’s Building Stories. UNCENSORED—I didn’t even know that existed!

Newsletter

Mailing list sign-up:


Comica Events

Latest News

Jonathan Ross Opens Junko Mizuno Exhibition & Comica Festival 2014!

Comica Festival 2014 Presents Transitions 5 Free Symposium at Birkbeck London

Get Your Selfie With Ricky Rouse At Comica Comiket!

Comica Festival Weekend at The British Library August 15th to 17th!

Call For Papers from Transitions 5 Comica Festival Symposium!

See All News

Reviews

"It was definitely worth the trip."
Garen Ewing

"Comica features some of the most highly regarded figures currently working in the form..."
The Observer

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

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

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

"Comiket... was packed to bursting with enthusiastic, earnest artists hustling their work."
Mike Leader

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

"I went in a casual fan, and came out an undisputed Kirbyphile."
Comic Book Resources

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

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