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

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

"Paul Gravett Rules!"
Peggy Burns

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

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

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

"Gives the comic form the cultural representation the UK doesn't normally see."
David Greene

"...plenty to spark your interest here, even if your last comic experience involved cow pie."
Flavorpill

"I had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the presentation. It was so impressive!"
Helen McCarthy

"...one of the cultural highlights in London's graphic novel calendar."
Joel Meadows