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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

"...the social buzz is what I will remember from the day."
Ed Pinsent

"...an inspiring look into the creative lifestyle."
Pop Culture Hound

"...far and away the best place to find a serious and eclectic showcase of world comics fare."
The First Post

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

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

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

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

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

"Featuring some of the most critically-acclaimed international comic book creators..."
Tripwire

"The ongoing stream of Comica-related events throughout the year spoils us..."
Andrew Salmond