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The following review appeared on the news blog of Sci Fi London, the annual London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Films.

The ICA treats comics the way they should be: as contemporary art.

The ICA, on The Mall, just off Trafalgar Square, is holding its annual Comica event to celebrate one of the last bastions of figurative art, the comic. Often ridiculed as pulp trash, comics have become the mythology of western society, not to mention supplying the inspiration for some of the biggest box-office properties for the Hollywood studios in recent years.

Comica is a mini festival, mostly made up of talks from legends of the art form. This year’s guest speakers include legends such as Art Spiegelman (Maus) and Gilbert Shelton (Furry Freak Brothers).

For manga fans there are two anime showing: a double bill of NARUTO features, and TWENTIETH CENTURY BOYS, inspired by the T-Rex song.


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"It was a real learning experience."
Tom Humberstone

"It's fun, it's informative, it's inspirational, and it's an absolute must-do."
Gosh! Comics

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

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

"Britain's leading comic event..."
The Wall Street Journal

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

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

"...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

"...this was awesome."
FPI Blog

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