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

"I had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the presentation. It was so impressive!"
Helen McCarthy

"Britain's leading comic event..."
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"...an inspiring look into the creative lifestyle."
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"It is turning into one of the best comic-related events of the year in London."
Joel Meadows

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

"Hurrah! This year's Comiket was a brilliant success."
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"The ongoing stream of Comica-related events throughout the year spoils us..."
Andrew Salmond

"...this was awesome."
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"I'll definitely be going to more Comica events."
Matthew Rees