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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

"When the event was over the audience was left wanting more."
Liban Diriye

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

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

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

"...the Talking With Gods documentary didn't disappoint."
The Guardian

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

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

"...a place where aspiring graphic novelists get the chance to rub shoulders with established comic book artists..."
Valerie Pezeron

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

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