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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

"...a two-week celebration of the art form..."
The London Paper

"...the social buzz is what I will remember from the day."
Ed Pinsent

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

"The talk - to a full house - was pleasant, convivial and amusing."
Tim Pilcher

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

"...a major new international festival devoted to sequential narratives."
Flux

"Paul Gravett Rules!"
Peggy Burns

"It's fun, it's informative, it's inspirational, and it's an absolute must-do."
Gosh! Comics

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

"...the viewer's efforts were amply rewarded by the superb quality of nearly every comic in the exhibit."
Alison Frank