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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

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

"There's always something interesting in Comica's raft of events..."
Joel Meadows

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

"...a place where aspiring graphic novelists get the chance to rub shoulders with established comic book artists..."
Valerie Pezeron

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

"It was fascinating and welcoming..."
Mike Leader

"This event showcased some of the great variety of manga art styles and artists working across languages, continents and cultures in the world today."
Karl Pell

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

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

"It was definitely worth the trip."
Garen Ewing