RSS Feed

Comica Festival

Comica Social Club

Twitter

A COMICA REVIEW BY:

Flavorpill


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.

Newsletter

Mailing list sign-up:


Comica Events

Latest News

CAPE OBSERVER COMICA GRAPHIC SHORT STORY PRIZE 2015

Comica & Floating Cinema Bring You CanalCon on Sunday September 20th!

Enter the 2015 Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize!

Julie Birmant & Clément Oubrerie in Comica Conversation on Picasso Graphic Biography

Scott McCloud Presents The Sculptor At The British Library

See All News

Reviews

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

"...a long-overdue celebration of graphic art and literature."
BBC Collective

"Yet another fabulous evening."
Martin Eden

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

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

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

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

"With Comica, the ICA is doing what it does best: reaching out to culture's fringe."
Kulture Flash

"Comica features some of the most highly regarded figures currently working in the form..."
The Observer

"...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