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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

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

"The Comica Festival's uniqueness resides in its selection of international comic artists [and] its presentation of cutting-edge themes..."
Dominique Le Duc

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

"Paul Gravett Rules!"
Peggy Burns

"Guibert turned out to be a captivating speaker."
Sarah McIntyre

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

"When the event was over the audience was left wanting more."
Liban Diriye

"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

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

"...a very special conversation between two incredible artists."
Chris Thompson