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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

"...another very successful event providing a wonderful voyage into the world of graphic literature."
Dominique Le Duc

"...plenty to spark your interest here, even if your last comic experience involved cow pie."
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"...chat over beers with some of the UK's coolest comic types..."
Thomas Behe

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

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

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

"I had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the presentation. It was so impressive!"
Helen McCarthy

"The whole affair was very effective as an insight into the creative process of a genius."
Unified Review Theory

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

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