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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!


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

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

"Guibert turned out to be a captivating speaker."
Sarah McIntyre

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

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

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

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

"Comica... continues to heap cultural credibility onto this once maligned art form."
BBC Online

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

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