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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

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

"...it's a great time to be a comics fan in London!"
Chris Thompson

"After five years of attending Comica's Comikets, the event has finally come of age."
Francesca Cassavetti

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

"There's always something interesting in Comica's raft of events..."
Joel Meadows

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

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

"The epitome of geekchic, it's most definitely worth checking out."
The Rough Guide To Graphic Novels

"...plenty to spark your interest here, even if your last comic experience involved cow pie."
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"...a place where aspiring graphic novelists get the chance to rub shoulders with established comic book artists..."
Valerie Pezeron