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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

"Comica features some of the most highly regarded figures currently working in the form..."
The Observer

"...a place where aspiring graphic novelists get the chance to rub shoulders with established comic book artists..."
Valerie Pezeron

"Featuring some of the most critically-acclaimed international comic book creators..."
Tripwire

"Comiket... was packed to bursting with enthusiastic, earnest artists hustling their work."
Mike Leader

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

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

"Paul Gravett Rules!"
Peggy Burns

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

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

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