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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

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

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

"...one of the cultural highlights in London's graphic novel calendar."
Joel Meadows

"...he's a natural storyteller. He can't seem to stop."
Paul Tierney

"...a two-week celebration of the art form..."
The London Paper

"Featuring some of the most critically-acclaimed international comic book creators..."
Tripwire

"...some of the UK's sharpest cartoonists gathered at the ICA in London for a unique test of creativity and endurance: a 24-hour comic marathon, during which each artist was challenged to create a spontaneous 24-page story."
The New Statesman

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

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

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