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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 definitely worth the trip."
Garen Ewing

"...Comica continues to be a must-visit destination each year..."
Joel Meadows

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

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

"With Comica, the ICA is doing what it does best: reaching out to culture's fringe."
Kulture Flash

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

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

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

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

"...a fantastically wide selection of comics, to be touched, admired and purchased."
Toby Litt