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A COMICA REVIEW BY:

THE BEAT


Heidi MacDonald writes The Beat, the daily news blog of comics culture.

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.

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Reviews

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

"...some of the UK's sharpest cartoonists gathered at the ICA in London for a unique test of creativity and endurance: a 24-hour comic marathon, during which each artist was challenged to create a spontaneous 24-page story."
The New Statesman

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

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

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

"...a major new international festival devoted to sequential narratives."
Flux

"...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

"The ICA treats comics the way they should be: as contemporary art."
Sci Fi London

"...fascinating..."
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