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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

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

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

"There's always something interesting in Comica's raft of events..."
Joel Meadows

"Paul Gravett Rules!"
Peggy Burns

"The whole affair was very effective as an insight into the creative process of a genius."
Unified Review Theory

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

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

"...vastly informative and entertaining."
Kevin Fitzsimmons

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

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