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A COMICA REVIEW BY:

MARTIN EDEN


Martin Eden is a UK-based comics creator. Martin attended the Comica '09 conversation with James Jean and Tara McPherson at the ICA on Friday 13 November.

Just got in after the James Jean/Tara talk tonight. Yet another fabulous evening. I really liked their talks and they were very well put together. And like Adrian Tomine, I expected James to be a bit of a recluse, but he was amazingly entertaining!

What interested me most was that these two guys just do their own thing. They make no bones about not particularly wanting to draw comic issues, and yet they’ve managed to carve their own niches in the comic world. Fascinating.

I’m so glad I discovered your website with all the Events on there - I would have missed out on so many fascinating events!

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Reviews

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

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

"...chat over beers with some of the UK's coolest comic types..."
Thomas Behe

"The epitome of geekchic, it's most definitely worth checking out."
The Rough Guide To Graphic Novels

"The talk - to a full house - was pleasant, convivial and amusing."
Tim Pilcher

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

"...far and away the best place to find a serious and eclectic showcase of world comics fare."
The First Post

"...the viewer's efforts were amply rewarded by the superb quality of nearly every comic in the exhibit."
Alison Frank

"The ICA treats comics the way they should be: as contemporary art."
Sci Fi London

"...fascinating..."
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