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

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

"Imagine one of the world's greatest cities hosting a series of events starring the world's greatest cartoonists, put together by one of the world's greatest comics scholars. That's London's Comica."
The Beat

"When the event was over the audience was left wanting more."
Liban Diriye

"...a two-week celebration of the art form..."
The London Paper

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

"...packed out..."
Tony Venezia

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

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

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