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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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"I'll definitely be going to more Comica events."
Matthew Rees

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

"...Sacco had some interesting things to say about the comics form in general."
Simon Hacking

"I was about to fall off my chair from overstimulation."
Sarah McIntyre

"...this was awesome."
FPI Blog

"...vastly informative and entertaining."
Kevin Fitzsimmons

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

"Comica features some of the most highly regarded figures currently working in the form..."
The Observer

" over beers with some of the UK's coolest comic types..."
Thomas Behe

"With Comica, the ICA is doing what it does best: reaching out to culture's fringe."
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