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A COMICA REVIEW BY:

THE BEAT


Heidi MacDonald writes The Beat, the daily news blog of comics culture.

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.

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Reviews

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

"...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

"The Comica Festival's uniqueness resides in its selection of international comic artists [and] its presentation of cutting-edge themes..."
Dominique Le Duc

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

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

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

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

"....plenty of food for thought in terms of fresh reading material ideas..."
Euan Gillespie

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