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A COMICA REVIEW BY:

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The following review of the 2007 Comica Festival by Rob Hinchcliffe appeared on the Flavorpill web-site.

Thanks to Comica, the ICA has helped support the comic industry’s effort to break out of geekdom and into the mainstream. The eclectic set of talks, discussions and performances looks beyond the “men in tights” stereotype and concentrates on the more-inspiring and inspired graphical work being produced today - from Japanese manga to Italian realism. Including the ultra-English Posy Simmonds and a Halloween special with more vampires than you can shake a stake at, you should find plenty to spark your interest here, even if your last comic experience involved cow pie.

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Reviews

"....plenty of food for thought in terms of fresh reading material ideas..."
Euan Gillespie

"...the Talking With Gods documentary didn't disappoint."
The Guardian

"PHEW! I just met Matt Groening!"
Jim Medway

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

"It was definitely worth the trip."
Garen Ewing

"It was fascinating and welcoming..."
Mike Leader

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

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

"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

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