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The following review appeared in the UK comics magazine Tripwire in July 2003.

Featuring some of the most critically-acclaimed international comic book creators as well as the pick of the new turks.


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"The whole affair was very effective as an insight into the creative process of a genius."
Unified Review Theory

"...some of the UK's sharpest cartoonists gathered at the ICA in London for a unique test of creativity and endurance: a 24-hour comic marathon, during which each artist was challenged to create a spontaneous 24-page story."
The New Statesman

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

"Imagine one of the world's greatest cities hosting a series of events starring the world's greatest cartoonists, put together by one of the world's greatest comics scholars. That's London's Comica."
The Beat

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

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

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

"Comica normally comes up with some great talks and panels, but this was particularly memorable..."
Comix Influx

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

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