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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

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

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

"It's fun, it's informative, it's inspirational, and it's an absolute must-do."
Gosh! Comics

"...vastly informative and entertaining."
Kevin Fitzsimmons

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

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

"...a major new international festival devoted to sequential narratives."
Flux

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

"...hearing literary translators talk about their work reminded me of the immense difficulty, creativity and importance of the task."
The Financial Times

"....plenty of food for thought in terms of fresh reading material ideas..."
Euan Gillespie