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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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Jonathan Ross Opens Junko Mizuno Exhibition & Comica Festival 2014!

Comica Festival 2014 Presents Transitions 5 Free Symposium at Birkbeck London

Get Your Selfie With Ricky Rouse At Comica Comiket!

Comica Festival Weekend at The British Library August 15th to 17th!

Call For Papers from Transitions 5 Comica Festival Symposium!

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Reviews

"...a comprehensive, varied and exciting season that demonstrated the reach and diversity of the art form."
The Comics Journal

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

"Comica Comiket at the ICA was buzzing with invention and ideas."
The Guardian

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

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

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

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

"It is turning into one of the best comic-related events of the year in London."
Joel Meadows

"It's fun, it's informative, it's inspirational, and it's an absolute must-do."
Gosh! Comics

"...an inspiring look into the creative lifestyle."
Pop Culture Hound