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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

"It was a real learning experience."
Tom Humberstone

"I was about to fall off my chair from overstimulation."
Sarah McIntyre

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

"...the Talking With Gods documentary didn't disappoint."
The Guardian

"I went in a casual fan, and came out an undisputed Kirbyphile."
Comic Book Resources

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

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

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

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

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