RSS Feed

Comica Festival

Comica Social Club

Twitter

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!

Newsletter

Mailing list sign-up:


Comica Events

Latest News

CAPE OBSERVER COMICA GRAPHIC SHORT STORY PRIZE 2015

Comica & Floating Cinema Bring You CanalCon on Sunday September 20th!

Enter the 2015 Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize!

Julie Birmant & Clément Oubrerie in Comica Conversation on Picasso Graphic Biography

Scott McCloud Presents The Sculptor At The British Library

See All News

Reviews

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

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

"After five years of attending Comica's Comikets, the event has finally come of age."
Francesca Cassavetti

"Featuring some of the most critically-acclaimed international comic book creators..."
Tripwire

"Every time I go to these events I come back inspired to do more work."
Sylvia Libedinsky

"...a fantastically wide selection of comics, to be touched, admired and purchased."
Toby Litt

"It was a real learning experience."
Tom Humberstone

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

"Gives the comic form the cultural representation the UK doesn't normally see."
David Greene

"Comica features some of the most highly regarded figures currently working in the form..."
The Observer