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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

"The whole affair was very effective as an insight into the creative process of a genius."
Unified Review Theory

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

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

"...a long-overdue celebration of graphic art and literature."
BBC Collective

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

"...this was awesome."
FPI Blog

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

"I was about to fall off my chair from overstimulation."
Sarah McIntyre

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

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