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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 place where aspiring graphic novelists get the chance to rub shoulders with established comic book artists..."
Valerie Pezeron

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

"It was definitely worth the trip."
Garen Ewing

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

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

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

"Yet another fabulous evening."
Martin Eden

"...a fantastically wide selection of comics, to be touched, admired and purchased."
Toby Litt

"...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

"A Comica event - but at the V&A?!"
Jinty