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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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" of the cultural highlights in London's graphic novel calendar."
Joel Meadows

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

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

"5 Stars... a superb exhibition."
Time Out

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

"...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

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

"Comica normally comes up with some great talks and panels, but this was particularly memorable..."
Comix Influx

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

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