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A COMICA REVIEW BY:

ANDREW SALMOND


Andrew Salmond is manager at one of London's landmark comics emporiums, Gosh Comics, home to a great selection of comics work and a store noted for not only selling the comics but offering some solid support of the medium too, from small press to Indy to the major publishers. Andrew's comments about Comica appeared on the FPI Blog as part of their Best of the Year feature in January 2011.

Special mention should be made, too, (as it should every year, really) for the efforts of Paul Gravett and his erstwhile partner in crime Peter Stanbury, and their tireless promotion of comics to the world at large. The ongoing stream of Comica-related events throughout the year spoils us, really, and their efforts shouldn’t be taken for granted.

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Reviews

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

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

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

"...a very special conversation between two incredible artists."
Chris Thompson

"...far and away the best place to find a serious and eclectic showcase of world comics fare."
The First Post

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

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

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

"The ICA treats comics the way they should be: as contemporary art."
Sci Fi London

"I arrived to find a queue for the sold-out event stretching out of the building."
Paul Tierney