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This weekend sees the launch of one of the world’s most exciting comics festivals in the form of Comica, the London International Comics Festival. It’s a London arts calendar highlight with a plethora of guests, many of whom rarely grace these shores.

Paul Gravett’s Comica festival, presented in association with the Institute of Contemporary Arts, is in its sixth triumphant year. Its trans-continental line-up of talent - along with workshops, exhibitions, screenings and performances - have fast made it one of the most prestigious of shows to celebrate comics. It’s fun, it’s informative, it’s inspirational, and it’s an absolute must-do.

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Reviews

"Comica Comiket at the ICA was buzzing with invention and ideas."
The Guardian

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

"Gives the comic form the cultural representation the UK doesn't normally see."
David Greene

"...a place where aspiring graphic novelists get the chance to rub shoulders with established comic book artists..."
Valerie Pezeron

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

"...he's a natural storyteller. He can't seem to stop."
Paul Tierney

"Every time I go to these events I come back inspired to do more work."
Sylvia Libedinsky

"...the viewer's efforts were amply rewarded by the superb quality of nearly every comic in the exhibit."
Alison Frank

"...the Talking With Gods documentary didn't disappoint."
The Guardian