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A COMICA REVIEW BY:

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL


On 19 September 2008 The Wall Street Journal published the following review of the Comica Festival as part of a feature on Top European Comic Festivals. This was accompanied by an article on Europe's Visionary Graphic Novelists.

Britain’s leading comic event, curated by Paul Gravett since 2003. It is aimed at an adult, non-specialist and culturally savvy public. Exhibitions, talks, events and workshops celebrate comics and their connections to other arts.

This year’s guests include Americans Art Spiegelman and Gilbert Shelton; Bulgarian Alex Maleev; Posy Simmonds from the U.K.; Ted Benoît and Emmanuel Guibert from France; Lise Myhre from Norway; and Mawil from Germany. Ian Rankin will also attend; the Scottish crime writer’s first graphic novel, Dark Entries, is expected out next summer. There will be an event with Charles Dierick, director of the new Hergé Museum opening in May in Louvain, Belgium, and an all-day conference at the V&A Museum.

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Reviews

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

"...hearing literary translators talk about their work reminded me of the immense difficulty, creativity and importance of the task."
The Financial Times

"It was a real learning experience."
Tom Humberstone

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

"The epitome of geekchic, it's most definitely worth checking out."
The Rough Guide To Graphic Novels

"...this was awesome."
FPI Blog

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

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

"...another very successful event providing a wonderful voyage into the world of graphic literature."
Dominique Le Duc

"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