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

"...an inspiring look into the creative lifestyle."
Pop Culture Hound

"...packed out..."
Tony Venezia

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

"It is turning into one of the best comic-related events of the year in London."
Joel Meadows

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

"...plenty to spark your interest here, even if your last comic experience involved cow pie."
Flavorpill

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

"The ICA treats comics the way they should be: as contemporary art."
Sci Fi London

"...a fantastically wide selection of comics, to be touched, admired and purchased."
Toby Litt