RSS Feed

Comica Festival

Comica Social Club

Twitter

A COMICA REVIEW BY:

PEGGY BURNS


Peggy Burns is the Associate Publisher of Drawn & Quarterly, the Canadian-based publisher of quality comics. The following article appeared on the D&Q Blog.

Paul Gravett Rules!

Paul Gravett is the Director of Comica in London at the ICA. I had the pleasure of meeting Paul a few years ago at SPX, and he is a delight—not to mention he has great taste in comics. (He wrote the introductions for both our Dupuy & Berberian books, Get a Life and Maybe Later.)

Just take a look at his 2006 Comica line-up next month. What I wouldn’t do to see Moomin Memoirs, hear Guy Delisle speak, and read the comics-themed Sunday Independent (well that’s probably the one thing I can do!) The special issue of the Independent will preview Pyongyang (Jonathan Cape is publishing Guy’s books in the UK this Fall) but the paper will serialize the UNEDITED and UNCENSORED version of Chris Ware’s Building Stories. UNCENSORED—I didn’t even know that existed!

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

"When the event was over the audience was left wanting more."
Liban Diriye

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

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

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

"With Comica, the ICA is doing what it does best: reaching out to culture's fringe."
Kulture Flash

"....plenty of food for thought in terms of fresh reading material ideas..."
Euan Gillespie

"The talk - to a full house - was pleasant, convivial and amusing."
Tim Pilcher

"It was definitely worth the trip."
Garen Ewing

"...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

"There's always something interesting in Comica's raft of events..."
Joel Meadows