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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

"It was a real learning experience."
Tom Humberstone

"...an inspiring look into the creative lifestyle."
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"...a fantastically wide selection of comics, to be touched, admired and purchased."
Toby Litt

"...a very special conversation between two incredible artists."
Chris Thompson

"...a comprehensive, varied and exciting season that demonstrated the reach and diversity of the art form."
The Comics Journal

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

"...will be talked about by those who saw it for years to come."
Bart Beaty

"...a long-overdue celebration of graphic art and literature."
BBC Collective

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

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