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Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2017 Comics Clock Tower Line Up Revealed

Lakes 2015 Comics Clock Tower

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced the comic creators who will have a presence in their free-to-enter Comics Clock Tower venue in Kendal Town Hall in October.

The creators were chosen after hundreds of applications were sifted through by the Festival team and its patrons, and you’ll find guests at the event such as Rufus Dayglo and Duncan Fegredo rubbing shoulders with top independent comic creators from across the UK and Ireland such as Luke Hyde, PB Rainey and Cliodhna Ztoical, along with publishers such as Cinebook, Centrala and Improper Books.

A number of Australian comic artists will also be in the Clock Tower – a full list of that line-up has yet to be revealed.

The Festival’s full programme (which will include as-yet-announced creators who’ll be in the weekend-long event’s “Family Zone”) will be announced on 15th May 2017, with the event taking place 13th – 15th October 2017. Alongside already-highlighted guests such as Sergio AragonésJason LatourStan SakaiCharlie Adlard, Hannah BerryBrendan McCarthy and Peter Milligan there is plenty that has already seen comics fans reaching for their mouse and booking early for the weekend of 13th – 15th October 2017. Weekend passes are on sale now!

LICAF 2016 - Comics Clock Tower

The Comics Clock Tower at last year’s Festival

Comics Clock Tower – Comic Creators

These include: Iqbal Ali, the Big Brown Eyes CollectiveNick BrokenshireRobert Brown, Warwick Johnson-CadwellCapitaletteThe Cartoonists’ Club of GBJames ChapmanClockwork Watch Films (and Corey Brotherson), the Drawn Chorus Collective, Rufus Dayglo (sharing space with Duncan Fegredo and Christian Ward), Michael Doig and India Swift, Wallis Eates and Danny Noble, Emseeitch, the Etherington Brothers, Tor FreemanGraphic LivesEve Greenwood, Hari DrawsGill HatcherLuke Hyde, the London Horror Comic, ILYA, InksplatteryInvisible SixRebecca K JonesJack KnightMarc Jackson, the Jeff Hawke Club (who have confirmed the strip’s creator Syd Jordan will be at the event), Jessica on PaperTom KindleyRoger LangridgeJoe LathamMichi MathiasMetaphrog, the National Cartoonist Society, Douglas NobleAdele PhillipsPositive NegativesZoom RockmanRune RybergMax SarinA.J. SmithBen Bernard-SmithThis Man, This Pete!Myfanwy TristramWebcomic NameSteve WhiteJennifer WinetrobeLydia Wysocki (Applied Comics etc) and Cliodhna Ztoical

Comics Clock Tower – Publishers

Arctic Ring ComicsBlack Lodge Press, Bog Eyed BooksCentrala,  Cinebook, ComiXology, Improper Books, KnockaboutMyriad Editions, Self Made HeroSloth ComicsSoaring Penguin PressStray LinesUdu Books (and Lines of Enquiry) and Welsh el Dorado Press

Comics Clock Tower – Education

University of Cumbria Comic Book Collective

Comics Clock Tower – Retailers

comicbooks.ie, Forbidden Planet International, Geek Goods, Orbital Comics and Page 45

Other Exhibitors

Joe Bailey Sculpture & Design

Fantasy author A.S. Chambers

Many of the creators who’ll be in the Clock Tower are on Twitter and I’ve created a dedicated list here if you want to see what they’re up to. There’s also a list of combining CCT and Festival guests here, which will be updated as the final line-up is revealed.

Buy your tickets for the fifth Lakes International Comic Art Festival here

• For all events information visit the Lakes International Comic Art Festival web site: www.comicartfestival.com | Find the Lakes International Comic Art Festival on Facebook | Follow the Festival on Twitter @comicartfest

About John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative" who is 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 25 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary, including DEATH'S HEAD II and WARHEADS. At Marvel he wrote strips for THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS, THUNDERCATS, DOCTOR WHO and co-created SHADOW RIDERS with Brian Williamson and Ross Dearsley. 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. He has written comics for Marvel UK, Judge Dredd Megazine, Lucky Bag Comic, CGL (an Italian publisher), STRIP Magazine and ROK Comics; and edited some of Titan's British comics collections including Dan Dare and Charley's War. 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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