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A COMICA REVIEW BY:

SCI FI LONDON


The following review appeared on the news blog of Sci Fi London, the annual London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Films.

The ICA treats comics the way they should be: as contemporary art.

The ICA, on The Mall, just off Trafalgar Square, is holding its annual Comica event to celebrate one of the last bastions of figurative art, the comic. Often ridiculed as pulp trash, comics have become the mythology of western society, not to mention supplying the inspiration for some of the biggest box-office properties for the Hollywood studios in recent years.

Comica is a mini festival, mostly made up of talks from legends of the art form. This year’s guest speakers include legends such as Art Spiegelman (Maus) and Gilbert Shelton (Furry Freak Brothers).

For manga fans there are two anime showing: a double bill of NARUTO features, and TWENTIETH CENTURY BOYS, inspired by the T-Rex song.

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Reviews

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

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

"...a two-week celebration of the art form..."
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"I'll definitely be going to more Comica events."
Matthew Rees

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

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

"...plenty to spark your interest here, even if your last comic experience involved cow pie."
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"The Comica Festival's uniqueness resides in its selection of international comic artists [and] its presentation of cutting-edge themes..."
Dominique Le Duc

"I was about to fall off my chair from overstimulation."
Sarah McIntyre

"With Comica, the ICA is doing what it does best: reaching out to culture's fringe."
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