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A COMICA REVIEW BY:

NINTHART


Ninthart is a web-site devoted to the comics medium.

Ninth Art Lighthouse Awards 2004
Outstanding Achievement: Roll Of Honour

In the last couple of years, Paul Gravett has snuck on to the British convention scene to give London one of the most interesting and high quality celebrations of comics the country has ever seen. Gravett has happily embraced manga, anime, minicomics, bande dessinée, and mainstream superhero books under one roof, and this September extended the Comica brand to a separate Manga week. He recently published Manga: Sixty Years Of Japanese Comics, and he’s hard at work on another book, charting the history of the graphic novel. Gravett loves comics - all comics - and it’s fortunate for us that he does.

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Reviews

"...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

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

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

"...one of the most interesting and high quality celebrations of comics the country has ever seen."
Ninthart

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

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

"I'll definitely be going to more Comica events."
Matthew Rees

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

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

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