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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 major new international festival devoted to sequential narratives."
Flux

"...fascinating..."
Redrawn

"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

"Paul Gravett Rules!"
Peggy Burns

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

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

"Imagine one of the world's greatest cities hosting a series of events starring the world's greatest cartoonists, put together by one of the world's greatest comics scholars. That's London's Comica."
The Beat

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

"This event showcased some of the great variety of manga art styles and artists working across languages, continents and cultures in the world today."
Karl Pell