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Flood Damage Prompts Online Art Auction by Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Bryan Talbot - The Tale of One Bad Rat Book 2 Page 25

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is to auction some fantastic pieces of original comic art in an effort to raise funds after the loss of thousands of pounds worth of giclees, prints, tables, books and other equipment in the devastating floods that hit Kendal last December. The Festival has  been helping others in Kendal affected by the floods that wreaked havoc on the North West, ... Read More »

Heros the Spartan original art by Frank Bellamy up for auction

Episode 12 of the Heros the Spartan story "Eagle of the Fifth", written by Tom Tully, drawn by Frank Bellamy

The reports there’s now another chance to own a spread of ‘Heros the Spartan” from Eagle. Offered on eBay, the page in question is Episode 12 from the “Eagle of the Fifth” story written by Tom Tully, drawn by Frank Bellamy, published in Eagle cover dated 25th May 1963 (Volume 16:11). “Someone smart has not stored it on a wall ... Read More »

Lakes Festival Auction hosted by Jonathan Ross raises £15,000 for future projects

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron MP, Lakes Festival Director Julie Tait and Jonathan Ross at Orbital Comics last week. Photo courtesy Julie Tait

Last week’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival Auction raised a staggering £15,000 towards next year’s Festival (14-16 October 2016) with the expert help of TV presenter, comics writer and expert Jonathan Ross and Kendal’s local MP Tim Farron. Organised by Peter Kessler and hosted by Orbital Comics in London on Tuesday 24th November and online, Walking Dead art by Charlie Adlard raised £3500 alone ... Read More »

Early Beanos Galore, Fireball XL5 Rarities and More Offered in Latest ComPal Auction

If you’re a fan of The Beano or The Dandy, then the latest Compalcomics – now live – is definitely up your street, with a large number of early issues on offer, along with an assortment of comics art that includes Dan Dare, Rupert the Bear art from 1971 and a page of Oor Wullie by Dudley D. Watkins, published in ... Read More »

Just One Week to the Lakes Festival’s Comic Art Auction in London!

Sean Phillips - Fatale Book 3 Cover

Next week, on Tuesday 24th November, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival will be hitting London with their first ever auction of original comic art. It’s going to be a glittering affair, with celebrity auctioneers Jonathan Ross and Tim Farron MP, ridiculously delicious nosh in the form of Cumbrian Canapes, and free wine with which to enjoy – and even own – original art ... Read More »

Art by Darwyn Cooke, Stuart Immonen and Charlie Adlard added to Lakes Festival fund-raising auction

Luke Skywalker by Stuart Immonen

Art from the Walking Dead comic by Charlie Adlard, superhero drawings by Darwyn Cooke and Stuart Immonen and cartoons by Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell and VIZ artist Graham Dury have been added to the catalogue for Lakes International Comic Art Festival Grand Auction of Original Comic Art, which will take place live and online from London’s Orbital Comics on 24th November. The auction will be run by Jonathan Ross, side by side with Kendal’s Tim Farron MP (and Lib Dem leader) and ... Read More »

2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival Date Announced

Comics fans wait patiently for events to start at the Brewery Arts Centre. Photo courtesy Lakes International Comic Art Festival

The dates for next year’s annual Lakes International Comic Art Festival have been announced after its 2015 event proved a massive success once again at the weekend, attracting both comic creators and fans from around the globe – and some 14,000 visitors. Visitor numbers for the Festival were again higher than previous years, with an anticipated footfall increase of around 5,000 people ... Read More »

Posy Simmonds art features in Lakes Festival Auction,’lost’ BROADBAND comic illustrations also offered

Top Guardian cartoonist and graphic novelist Posy Simmonds has joined the ranks of artists who have kindly donated art to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Grand Auction of Original Comic Art, which already features works by the likes of Ian Churchill, Hunt Emerson, Dave Gibbons, Jamie Hewlett, Sean Phillips, Bryan Talbot, the team from VIZ and more.. As we previously reported, proceeds from the auction – which will ... Read More »

First issue of The Beano sells for £17,300 in latest Compalcomics auction

The first issue of The Beano, published in 1938, offered at auction with the original 4-page colour flyer for Beano Numbers 1 and 2. The Beano flyer has each character profiled with full page stories of Morgyn The Mighty, Rip Van Wink and Contrary Mary.

A rare copy of the first issue of The Beano, published in 1938, has sold for a whopping £17,300 in the latest Compalcomics auction – and other issues of the weekly humour comic also sold at good prices. “Bought for £3850 in our September 2009 auction our canny buyer re-submitted his purchase six years later having noted the strong performance ... Read More »

Lakes Festival Original Comic Art Auction in London announced, Jonathan Ross to be auctioneer

Sean Phillips - Fatale Book 3 Cover

In June 2012 London hosted the Olympics. But in November 2015 there’s something even bigger coming to the capital. Yes, it’s the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Grand Auction of Original Comic Art, featuring works by the likes of Ian Churchill, Hunt Emerson, Dave Gibbons, Jamie Hewlett, Sean Phillips, Bryan Talbot, the team from VIZ and more – with art ... Read More »

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