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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

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

"Paul Gravett Rules!"
Peggy Burns

"Every time I go to these events I come back inspired to do more work."
Sylvia Libedinsky

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

"...chat over beers with some of the UK's coolest comic types..."
Thomas Behe

"...far and away the best place to find a serious and eclectic showcase of world comics fare."
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"...all [24 hour comic day] participants felt a huge sense of achievement and satisfaction by the end."
Jim Medway

"...i left the ica full of encouragement and positivity."
Maartje Schalkx

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

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