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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

"British preconceptions of graphic novels are changing as exhibitions such as Comica expose the challenging work out there."
Design Week

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

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

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

"...one of the cultural highlights in London's graphic novel calendar."
Joel Meadows

"...it's a great time to be a comics fan in London!"
Chris Thompson

"It was a real learning experience."
Tom Humberstone

"Comica Comiket at the ICA was buzzing with invention and ideas."
The Guardian

"...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

"It is turning into one of the best comic-related events of the year in London."
Joel Meadows