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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

"...far and away the best place to find a serious and eclectic showcase of world comics fare."
The First Post

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

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

"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

"Thank you, Paul Gravett, for another wonderful season of Comica!"
Sarah McIntyre

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

"I went in a casual fan, and came out an undisputed Kirbyphile."
Comic Book Resources

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

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

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