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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

"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

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

"...one of the most interesting and high quality celebrations of comics the country has ever seen."
Ninthart

"Comica normally comes up with some great talks and panels, but this was particularly memorable..."
Comix Influx

"...a two-week celebration of the art form..."
The London Paper

"I went in a casual fan, and came out an undisputed Kirbyphile."
Comic Book Resources

"PHEW! I just met Matt Groening!"
Jim Medway

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

"Comica features some of the most highly regarded figures currently working in the form..."
The Observer

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