This year’s Windows on Comic Art Trail – organised by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, whose annual event took place last weekend – made an incredible impact across Kendal, involving local business, clubs and schools as well as local and national artists. The collaboration created a unique art trail displayed in windows across the town and provided a unique way to explore the town and tell the story of Kendal, comics and our participants.
We are pleased to announce the “winning windows” of the Art Trail, chosen by both popular vote and top comic creators and publishers…
And the Winners Are…
The People’s Vote
Buzz Club at Café Nero in Kendal’s Market Square are the 2016 winners and they receive a golden Poblin with a limited edition Festival Gicleé for Café Nero.
Best Artist Window
The prizes are £150 vouchers for @MassDecoration to spend in Iridium and a limited edition Festival Gicleé for Williams Wools.
Best School or Group Window
Sponsored by Russell Armer
The winner is St Marys School at The Oaklea Trust and the category was judged by James Stacey, owner of Yokohama-based art and comic publisher Black Hook Press.
The prize for this category is signed original artwork by Jonathan Edwards of Lakes Gang in Kendal plus a selection of comic books and a limited edition Festival Gicleé for The Oaklea Trust.
Next year, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival is looking to expand and develop the Windows Trail and would love to hear from you if you would like to be involved. Contact Sandra@comicartfestival.com for more information.
Windows on Art Trail Exhibitions 2015
This year the trail extended to include exhibitions in three businesses in the town centre:
• Brew Brothers exhibition by Andy Poyiadgi whose comic Teapot Theory was shortlisted for the Observer/Jonathan Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize and was coloured with genuine English Breakfast tea.
All the artwork in this exhibition is for sale and the proceeds go to the charity that White Stuff regularly supports, the Bendrigg Trust.
The Windows on Art Trail is funded by Kendal BID businesses and North Country Leisure and is supported by, Russell Armer, Costa Coffee and Iridium.
• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival returns in 2016, with its Festival weekend announced for 14th – 16th October. For the latest nes visit www.comicartfestival.com