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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

"...Sacco had some interesting things to say about the comics form in general."
Simon Hacking

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

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

"...chat over beers with some of the UK's coolest comic types..."
Thomas Behe

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

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

"...the social buzz is what I will remember from the day."
Ed Pinsent

"It was a real learning experience."
Tom Humberstone

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

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