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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!

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Reviews

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

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

"...a major new international festival devoted to sequential narratives."
Flux

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

"A Comica event - but at the V&A?!"
Jinty

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

"Hurrah! This year's Comiket was a brilliant success."
Sarah McIntyre

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

"...plenty to spark your interest here, even if your last comic experience involved cow pie."
Flavorpill

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