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ABOUT THE COMICA FESTIVAL

Comica - Putting Comics First.

Comica is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise and produces a year round programme of events, including -  Comica: London International Comics Festival, Comiket comic and small press fairs, national graphic novel competitions, talks, exhibitions, workshops, conferences, panel discussions, film screenings and the monthly networking event Comica Social Club.

Comica's aims are:

• To present work by new and established artists working in the medium of comics and graphic novels.

• To promote an understanding and appreciation of comics, graphic novels, and graphic non-fiction as heritage and culture, to people of all ages and all backgrounds.

• To provide a platform to support, encourage and foster artists engaged in the creation of comics and broaden the horizons and wider acceptance of comics and graphic novels as an integral dimension of British culture and the arts communities.

• To reach the broadest possible cross section of the public to not only attend events as audience, but to actively participate in Comica events.

•  To act as a creative catalyst working with artists, curators and community to enable the public to have contact with artists and engage with art.

• To provide a network for professionals to develop their work through practice-led discussions and strengthen the comic community by creating an environment that encourages collaboration.

Having received so many requests, we have decided that it is better for Comica not to promote projects seeking crowdfunding. This is not that we have any opinion of the work. We will gladly consider projects after they have reached their target funding, and thus found an audience and have been, or are about to be, published.

The directors are currently discussing ways that crowdfunding projects can be promoted without it becoming overwhelming.

The Comica Company Ltd.

The Comica Company Ltd is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise.

Trading as 'Comica Festival; the London International Comics Festival', 'Comica Festival' and "Comica".

Registered Company Number 7811409.

Registered in England and Wales. 

Directors: Paul Gravett and Peter Stanbury.

Comica - Inspiring Comics.

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Reviews

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

"...the Talking With Gods documentary didn't disappoint."
The Guardian

"It was a real learning experience."
Tom Humberstone

"Comiket... was packed to bursting with enthusiastic, earnest artists hustling their work."
Mike Leader

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

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

"PHEW! I just met Matt Groening!"
Jim Medway

"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

"British preconceptions of graphic novels are changing as exhibitions such as Comica expose the challenging work out there."
Design Week

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