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A COMICA REVIEW BY:

THOMAS BEHE


Thomas Behe is the co-creator (with Phil Elliott) of Contraband, a graphic novel set in the near future exploring the social impact of mobile-phone technology. More details can be found at the Contraband blog. The following comments appeared on the blog on November 7, 2007.

What a top night out - the ICA’s final night of Comica in London was one of the best eves I’ve had in months. Meeting the chaps who created the top webcomic (& now graphic novel collection) Shooting War - followed by a bit of Contraband promo chat over beers with some of the UK’s coolest comic types - concluded with the premiere screening of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis (this is one fantastic movie). Even got in a quick chat reflecting on the Toronto Comic Film Festival with Paul Gravett - who was one of the guys heading up this year’s Comica event.

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Reviews

"Yet another fabulous evening."
Martin Eden

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

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

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

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

"The epitome of geekchic, it's most definitely worth checking out."
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"Gives the comic form the cultural representation the UK doesn't normally see."
David Greene

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

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

"...some of the UK's sharpest cartoonists gathered at the ICA in London for a unique test of creativity and endurance: a 24-hour comic marathon, during which each artist was challenged to create a spontaneous 24-page story."
The New Statesman