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A COMICA REVIEW BY:

KULTURE FLASH


KultureFlash is a free, weekly newsletter covering happenings and openings in and around London. The following review appeared in the Kulture Flash blog in 2004.

Art Spiegelman has described how he despises the fact that there’s no place for the comic book as artwork. Neither word nor image, it sits in that wonderful place that’s both serious and playful, great art and wonderous pop, both high and low. Yet childhood’s escape is now slowly being infiltrated by more adult, existential questions with images that are more for the artistic eye than the youthful one. With Comica, the ICA is doing what it does best: reaching out to culture’s fringe. In collaboration with the Institut Francais—and in its second edition—this is an opportunity to see, read and hear about the latest hot things working between image and word.

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Reviews

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

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

"...a comprehensive, varied and exciting season that demonstrated the reach and diversity of the art form."
The Comics Journal

"...a very special conversation between two incredible artists."
Chris Thompson

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

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

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

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

"...vastly informative and entertaining."
Kevin Fitzsimmons

"...the social buzz is what I will remember from the day."
Ed Pinsent