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

"...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

"It was definitely worth the trip."
Garen Ewing

"I went in a casual fan, and came out an undisputed Kirbyphile."
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"PHEW! I just met Matt Groening!"
Jim Medway

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

"Paul Gravett Rules!"
Peggy Burns

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

"The talk - to a full house - was pleasant, convivial and amusing."
Tim Pilcher

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