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A COMICA REVIEW BY:

SCI FI LONDON


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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Reviews

"...the social buzz is what I will remember from the day."
Ed Pinsent

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

"This event showcased some of the great variety of manga art styles and artists working across languages, continents and cultures in the world today."
Karl Pell

"Paul Gravett Rules!"
Peggy Burns

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

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

"...an inspiring look into the creative lifestyle."
Pop Culture Hound

"Imagine one of the world's greatest cities hosting a series of events starring the world's greatest cartoonists, put together by one of the world's greatest comics scholars. That's London's Comica."
The Beat

"...a long-overdue celebration of graphic art and literature."
BBC Collective

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