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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 two-week celebration of the art form..."
The London Paper

"British preconceptions of graphic novels are changing as exhibitions such as Comica expose the challenging work out there."
Design Week

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

"The epitome of geekchic, it's most definitely worth checking out."
The Rough Guide To Graphic Novels

"...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

"It was definitely worth the trip."
Garen Ewing

"...i left the ica full of encouragement and positivity."
Maartje Schalkx

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

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

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