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A COMICA REVIEW BY:

HELEN McCARTHY


Helen McCarthy is the British author of such anime reference books as 500 Manga Heroes and Villains, Anime!, The Anime! Movie Guide and Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation. She is also the co-author of The Erotic Anime Movie Guide and the exhaustive The Anime Encyclopedia with Jonathan Clements. Helen attended the Gravett & Stanbury lecture, Discovering Manga, on 23 October, 2008.

I had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the presentation. It was so impressive! The audience was very enthusiastic, I talked to some lovely people, and all in all it seemed like an event worth repeating. It looks as if there’s a whole new arena of lecture promotion for Gravett & Stanbury to move into. London used to be a venue for really exciting public lectures - even whole lecture series - in the days before TV became so widespread, and the lecture scene seems to be reviving, so your timing is perfect.

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Reviews

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

"It was a real learning experience."
Tom Humberstone

"Thank you, Paul Gravett, for another wonderful season of Comica!"
Sarah McIntyre

"Britain's leading comic event..."
The Wall Street Journal

"...one of the most interesting and high quality celebrations of comics the country has ever seen."
Ninthart

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

"I went in a casual fan, and came out an undisputed Kirbyphile."
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"...it's a great time to be a comics fan in London!"
Chris Thompson

"I had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the presentation. It was so impressive!"
Helen McCarthy

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