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A COMICA REVIEW BY:

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL


On 19 September 2008 The Wall Street Journal published the following review of the Comica Festival as part of a feature on Top European Comic Festivals. This was accompanied by an article on Europe's Visionary Graphic Novelists.

Britain’s leading comic event, curated by Paul Gravett since 2003. It is aimed at an adult, non-specialist and culturally savvy public. Exhibitions, talks, events and workshops celebrate comics and their connections to other arts.

This year’s guests include Americans Art Spiegelman and Gilbert Shelton; Bulgarian Alex Maleev; Posy Simmonds from the U.K.; Ted Benoît and Emmanuel Guibert from France; Lise Myhre from Norway; and Mawil from Germany. Ian Rankin will also attend; the Scottish crime writer’s first graphic novel, Dark Entries, is expected out next summer. There will be an event with Charles Dierick, director of the new Hergé Museum opening in May in Louvain, Belgium, and an all-day conference at the V&A Museum.

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Reviews

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

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

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

"With Comica, the ICA is doing what it does best: reaching out to culture's fringe."
Kulture Flash

"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

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

"Guibert turned out to be a captivating speaker."
Sarah McIntyre

"Featuring some of the most critically-acclaimed international comic book creators..."
Tripwire

"It was a real learning experience."
Tom Humberstone

"...i left the ica full of encouragement and positivity."
Maartje Schalkx