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A COMICA REVIEW BY:

DESIGN WEEK


The following review of the Comica Festival appeared in Design Week.

British preconceptions of graphic novels are changing as exhibitions such as Comica expose the challenging work out there.

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Reviews

"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

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

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

"It was a real learning experience."
Tom Humberstone

"Paul Gravett Rules!"
Peggy Burns

"The whole affair was very effective as an insight into the creative process of a genius."
Unified Review Theory

"...he's a natural storyteller. He can't seem to stop."
Paul Tierney

"...a comprehensive, varied and exciting season that demonstrated the reach and diversity of the art form."
The Comics Journal

"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

"...the viewer's efforts were amply rewarded by the superb quality of nearly every comic in the exhibit."
Alison Frank