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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"...a very special conversation between two incredible artists."
Chris Thompson

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