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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

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

"I'll definitely be going to more Comica events."
Matthew Rees

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

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

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

"It is turning into one of the best comic-related events of the year in London."
Joel Meadows

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

"Hurrah! This year's Comiket was a brilliant success."
Sarah McIntyre

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

"...all [24 hour comic day] participants felt a huge sense of achievement and satisfaction by the end."
Jim Medway