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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

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

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

"It was definitely worth the trip."
Garen Ewing

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

"Imagine one of the world's greatest cities hosting a series of events starring the world's greatest cartoonists, put together by one of the world's greatest comics scholars. That's London's Comica."
The Beat

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

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

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

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

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