Lakes international Comic Art Festival announces 2016 online art auction plans

2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival auction art:  a homage to Miyazaki by Bryan Lee O’Malley
2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival auction art: a homage to Miyazaki by Bryan Lee O’Malley

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced plans for an online fund-raising art auction, which will begin on 23rd November 2016.

2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival auction art:  Batman by Jordi Bernet
2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival auction art: Batman by Jordi Bernet
2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival auction art:  Hellboy by Duncan Febgredo
2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival auction art: Hellboy by Duncan Febgredo
2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival auction art:  a homage to Miyazaki by Jonathan Edwards
2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival auction art: a homage to Miyazaki by Jonathan Edwards

Full details of the 2016 on-line auction have yet to be announced, but included will be original artwork produced by no less than Bryan Lee O’Malley, Craig Thompson, Duncan Fegredo, Edmond Baudoin, Emma Vieceli, Hunt Emerson, Ian McQue, Jonathan Edwards, Jordi Bernet, Mick McMahon, Petteri Tikkanen, Sean Phillips, Stuart Immonen – and the guys from VIZ!

More information will follow soon.

2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival auction art:  a homage to Miyazaki by Emma Vieceli
2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival auction art: a homage to Miyazaki by Emma Vieceli
2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival auction art:  Batman by Sean Phillips
2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival auction art: Batman by Sean Phillips
2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival auction art:  Edmond Baudoin – Self Portrait with Craig Thompson
2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival auction art: Edmond Baudoin – Self Portrait with Craig Thompson

The fifth Lakes International Comic Art Festival will run from 13th-15th October 2017, celebrating great comic art from across the world. The first announced guest for 2017 is MAD cartoonist Sergio Aragonés, who will be presenting the first ever NCS Sergio Aragonés International Award for Excellence in Comic Art.

Bidding on items begins Wednesday 23rd November 2016 at 9.00 am GMT on Proxibid. View the auction and bid here

• Visit the web site at www.comicartfestival.com

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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