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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

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

"5 Stars... a superb exhibition."
Time Out

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

"It was definitely worth the trip."
Garen Ewing

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

"...one of the most interesting and high quality celebrations of comics the country has ever seen."
Ninthart

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

"...packed out..."
Tony Venezia

"...a major new international festival devoted to sequential narratives."
Flux