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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

"...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

"...a fantastically wide selection of comics, to be touched, admired and purchased."
Toby Litt

"The whole affair was very effective as an insight into the creative process of a genius."
Unified Review Theory

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

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

"It was a real learning experience."
Tom Humberstone

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

"Yet another fabulous evening."
Martin Eden

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

"...it's a great time to be a comics fan in London!"
Chris Thompson