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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

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

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

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

"It was fascinating and welcoming..."
Mike Leader

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

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

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

"Every time I go to these events I come back inspired to do more work."
Sylvia Libedinsky

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

"...an inspiring look into the creative lifestyle."
Pop Culture Hound