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A COMICA REVIEW BY:

THE ROUGH GUIDE TO GRAPHIC NOVELS


Danny Fingeroth is an American comic book writer and editor. He currently edits Write Now!, a magazine about the craft of writing, for TwoMorrows Publishing. The following review appeared in his latest book is The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels, which looks at the medium's history, details sixty "must-read" graphic novels, profiles the movement's legends and more.

Held annually since 2003 at the ultra-hip Institute of Contemporary Arts, this festival (weighted heavily in favour of indie comics, graphic novels and manga) features several events including 24 Hour Comic Day, films, lectures, exhibits and a small press fair. The size and scope of the festival has grown from ten days in the summer to a packed calendar of events starting in October, with several one-off events and exhibitions throughout the year. The epitome of geekchic, it’s most definitely worth checking out.

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Reviews

"It was a real learning experience."
Tom Humberstone

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

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

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

"Britain's leading comic event..."
The Wall Street Journal

"...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

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

"It was definitely worth the trip."
Garen Ewing

"Comica... continues to heap cultural credibility onto this once maligned art form."
BBC Online

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