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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

"It was a real learning experience."
Tom Humberstone

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

"I was about to fall off my chair from overstimulation."
Sarah McIntyre

"5 Stars... a superb exhibition."
Time Out

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

"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

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

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

"...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."
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