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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

"...the social buzz is what I will remember from the day."
Ed Pinsent

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

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

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

"It was definitely worth the trip."
Garen Ewing

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

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

"...Sacco had some interesting things to say about the comics form in general."
Simon Hacking

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

"Comica... continues to heap cultural credibility onto this once maligned art form."
BBC Online