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A COMICA REVIEW BY:

THOMAS BEHE


Thomas Behe is the co-creator (with Phil Elliott) of Contraband, a graphic novel set in the near future exploring the social impact of mobile-phone technology. More details can be found at the Contraband blog. The following comments appeared on the blog on November 7, 2007.

What a top night out - the ICA’s final night of Comica in London was one of the best eves I’ve had in months. Meeting the chaps who created the top webcomic (& now graphic novel collection) Shooting War - followed by a bit of Contraband promo chat over beers with some of the UK’s coolest comic types - concluded with the premiere screening of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis (this is one fantastic movie). Even got in a quick chat reflecting on the Toronto Comic Film Festival with Paul Gravett - who was one of the guys heading up this year’s Comica event.

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Reviews

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

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

"When the event was over the audience was left wanting more."
Liban Diriye

"...will be talked about by those who saw it for years to come."
Bart Beaty

"Hurrah! This year's Comiket was a brilliant success."
Sarah McIntyre

"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

"Guibert turned out to be a captivating speaker."
Sarah McIntyre

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

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

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