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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

"...chat over beers with some of the UK's coolest comic types..."
Thomas Behe

"After five years of attending Comica's Comikets, the event has finally come of age."
Francesca Cassavetti

"...hearing literary translators talk about their work reminded me of the immense difficulty, creativity and importance of the task."
The Financial Times

"The ICA treats comics the way they should be: as contemporary art."
Sci Fi London

"...the social buzz is what I will remember from the day."
Ed Pinsent

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

"...Comica continues to be a must-visit destination each year..."
Joel Meadows

"...will be talked about by those who saw it for years to come."
Bart Beaty

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

"...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