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

"...another very successful event providing a wonderful voyage into the world of graphic literature."
Dominique Le Duc

"British preconceptions of graphic novels are changing as exhibitions such as Comica expose the challenging work out there."
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"I had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the presentation. It was so impressive!"
Helen McCarthy

"When the event was over the audience was left wanting more."
Liban Diriye

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

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

"...this was awesome."
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"Hurrah! This year's Comiket was a brilliant success."
Sarah McIntyre

"Gives the comic form the cultural representation the UK doesn't normally see."
David Greene