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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 to spark your interest here, even if your last comic experience involved cow pie."
Flavorpill

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

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

"Every time I go to these events I come back inspired to do more work."
Sylvia Libedinsky

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

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

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

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

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

"Comica... continues to heap cultural credibility onto this once maligned art form."
BBC Online