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ABOUT THE COMICA FESTIVAL

Comica - Putting Comics First.

Comica is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise and produces a year round programme of events, including -  Comica: London International Comics Festival, Comiket comic and small press fairs, national graphic novel competitions, talks, exhibitions, workshops, conferences, panel discussions, film screenings and the monthly networking event Comica Social Club.

Comica's aims are:

• To present work by new and established artists working in the medium of comics and graphic novels.

• To promote an understanding and appreciation of comics, graphic novels, and graphic non-fiction as heritage and culture, to people of all ages and all backgrounds.

• To provide a platform to support, encourage and foster artists engaged in the creation of comics and broaden the horizons and wider acceptance of comics and graphic novels as an integral dimension of British culture and the arts communities.

• To reach the broadest possible cross section of the public to not only attend events as audience, but to actively participate in Comica events.

•  To act as a creative catalyst working with artists, curators and community to enable the public to have contact with artists and engage with art.

• To provide a network for professionals to develop their work through practice-led discussions and strengthen the comic community by creating an environment that encourages collaboration.

The Comica Company Ltd.

The Comica Company Ltd is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise.

Trading as 'Comica Festival; the London International Comics Festival', 'Comica Festival' and "Comica".

Registered Company Number 7811409.

Registered in England and Wales. 

Directors: Paul Gravett and Peter Stanbury.

Comica - Inspiring Comics.

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Latest News

Ben Katchor in Comica Conversation with Peter Blegvad at Foyles, Wednesday March 26th!

Reinhard Kleist Launches The Boxer at Goethe Institut London, Thursday March 6th!

Paul Pope Comica Conversation at Foyles Tuesday February 4th 6.30-8.30pm!

Highlights of Comica Festival Continuing Till November 16th!

Comica Comiket Is Coming This Saturday!

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Reviews

"With Comica, the ICA is doing what it does best: reaching out to culture's fringe."
Kulture Flash

"The Comica Festival's uniqueness resides in its selection of international comic artists [and] its presentation of cutting-edge themes..."
Dominique Le Duc

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

"British preconceptions of graphic novels are changing as exhibitions such as Comica expose the challenging work out there."
Design Week

"Yet another fabulous evening."
Martin Eden

"A Comica event - but at the V&A?!"
Jinty

"I'll definitely be going to more Comica events."
Matthew Rees

"After five years of attending Comica's Comikets, the event has finally come of age."
Francesca Cassavetti

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

"It was definitely worth the trip."
Garen Ewing