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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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"...chat over beers with some of the UK's coolest comic types..."
Thomas Behe

"...will be talked about by those who saw it for years to come."
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"...i left the ica full of encouragement and positivity."
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Euan Gillespie

"I was about to fall off my chair from overstimulation."
Sarah McIntyre

"It was a real learning experience."
Tom Humberstone

"...all [24 hour comic day] participants felt a huge sense of achievement and satisfaction by the end."
Jim Medway

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

"Comiket... was packed to bursting with enthusiastic, earnest artists hustling their work."
Mike Leader

"...another very successful event providing a wonderful voyage into the world of graphic literature."
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