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A COMICA REVIEW BY:

THE FIRST POST


The First Post is a free and independent daily online news magazine - a place to find out what the news means, a place to read about the issues of the day in short, sharp, informative articles. The following comments by Danny Graydon appeared in advance of the 2007 Comica Festival in The First Post.

The world’s best comics come to London.

Now in its fifth year, The London International Comics Festival, hosted at the ICA, is far and away the best place to find a serious and eclectic showcase of world comics fare.

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Reviews

"I arrived to find a queue for the sold-out event stretching out of the building."
Paul Tierney

"The ongoing stream of Comica-related events throughout the year spoils us..."
Andrew Salmond

"Comica Comiket at the ICA was buzzing with invention and ideas."
The Guardian

"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

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

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

"...a fantastically wide selection of comics, to be touched, admired and purchased."
Toby Litt

"...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

"...will be talked about by those who saw it for years to come."
Bart Beaty

"...Comica continues to be a must-visit destination each year..."
Joel Meadows