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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

"...packed out..."
Tony Venezia

"...an inspiring look into the creative lifestyle."
Pop Culture Hound

"The Comica Festival's uniqueness resides in its selection of international comic artists [and] its presentation of cutting-edge themes..."
Dominique Le Duc

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

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

"...i left the ica full of encouragement and positivity."
Maartje Schalkx

"...a major new international festival devoted to sequential narratives."
Flux

"It was fascinating and welcoming..."
Mike Leader

"...this was awesome."
FPI Blog

"Imagine one of the world's greatest cities hosting a series of events starring the world's greatest cartoonists, put together by one of the world's greatest comics scholars. That's London's Comica."
The Beat