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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

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

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

"...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

"The epitome of geekchic, it's most definitely worth checking out."
The Rough Guide To Graphic Novels

"...packed out..."
Tony Venezia

"There's always something interesting in Comica's raft of events..."
Joel Meadows

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

"Comica normally comes up with some great talks and panels, but this was particularly memorable..."
Comix Influx

"...another very successful event providing a wonderful voyage into the world of graphic literature."
Dominique Le Duc