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A COMICA REVIEW BY:

JOEL MEADOWS


Joel Meadows is the editor-in-chief of Tripwire magazine and co-author with Gary Marshall of the book Studio Space. The following Comica review appeared on his blog, Walls & Bridges.

The Raw Side Of Maus or Camden On The Mall:
I went to two more Comica events over the past four days. The first one was Comica Comiket, which was basically the London Underground event which takes place at Camden market transplanted to the ICA. So it had the usual Camden crowd selling stuff like Dave Baillie, Douglas Noble, Daniel Goodbrey and quite a few others. It was a valiant attempt but it didn’t quite work as I heard that the rest of the building didn’t know it was happening. I also went to the Art Spiegelman interview and that was more of a success. He was interviewed by Posy Simmonds, a very talented and intelligent cartoonist in her own right, and Spiegleman, who has a new book out, Breakdowns, came across as likeable and self-effacing. In the audience was Simpsons creator Matt Groening, who we have interviewed twice for Tripwire but I have never met or spoken to. So I accosted him briefly and introduced myself. I took a photo of him outside the ICA in the cold London night. Comica ends on Wednesday and it’s been another mix of talks and screenings so it’s likely there’ll be another one. It is turning into one of the best comic-related events of the year in London. So here are a few photos including the one of Groening…

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"It was definitely worth the trip."
Garen Ewing

"With Comica, the ICA is doing what it does best: reaching out to culture's fringe."
Kulture Flash

"It's fun, it's informative, it's inspirational, and it's an absolute must-do."
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"...a place where aspiring graphic novelists get the chance to rub shoulders with established comic book artists..."
Valerie Pezeron

"It is turning into one of the best comic-related events of the year in London."
Joel Meadows

"...will be talked about by those who saw it for years to come."
Bart Beaty

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

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

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

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