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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

"Yet another fabulous evening."
Martin Eden

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

"Thank you, Paul Gravett, for another wonderful season of Comica!"
Sarah McIntyre

"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

"I went in a casual fan, and came out an undisputed Kirbyphile."
Comic Book Resources

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

"Britain's leading comic event..."
The Wall Street Journal

"The ongoing stream of Comica-related events throughout the year spoils us..."
Andrew Salmond

"...this was awesome."
FPI Blog

"...some of the UK's sharpest cartoonists gathered at the ICA in London for a unique test of creativity and endurance: a 24-hour comic marathon, during which each artist was challenged to create a spontaneous 24-page story."
The New Statesman