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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

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

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

"The talk - to a full house - was pleasant, convivial and amusing."
Tim Pilcher

"...i left the ica full of encouragement and positivity."
Maartje Schalkx

"PHEW! I just met Matt Groening!"
Jim Medway

"...the social buzz is what I will remember from the day."
Ed Pinsent

"...plenty to spark your interest here, even if your last comic experience involved cow pie."
Flavorpill

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

"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

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