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A COMICA REVIEW BY:

THE ROUGH GUIDE TO GRAPHIC NOVELS


Danny Fingeroth is an American comic book writer and editor. He currently edits Write Now!, a magazine about the craft of writing, for TwoMorrows Publishing. The following review appeared in his latest book is The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels, which looks at the medium's history, details sixty "must-read" graphic novels, profiles the movement's legends and more.

Held annually since 2003 at the ultra-hip Institute of Contemporary Arts, this festival (weighted heavily in favour of indie comics, graphic novels and manga) features several events including 24 Hour Comic Day, films, lectures, exhibits and a small press fair. The size and scope of the festival has grown from ten days in the summer to a packed calendar of events starting in October, with several one-off events and exhibitions throughout the year. The epitome of geekchic, it’s most definitely worth checking out.

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Reviews

"Comiket... was packed to bursting with enthusiastic, earnest artists hustling their work."
Mike Leader

"...one of the cultural highlights in London's graphic novel calendar."
Joel Meadows

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

"...hearing literary translators talk about their work reminded me of the immense difficulty, creativity and importance of the task."
The Financial Times

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

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

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

"...plenty to spark your interest here, even if your last comic experience involved cow pie."
Flavorpill

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

"Hurrah! This year's Comiket was a brilliant success."
Sarah McIntyre