Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2017 – Full Programme Revealed

Michael Cho's art for the 2017 Lakes International Comic Art Festival
Michael Cho’s art for the 2017 Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Get set for a celebration of comic art from across the world! The full final programme for this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival is now available, to read online or download as a PDF.

The weekend-long festival (running Friday 13th – Sunday 15th October 2017), celebrating the amazing world of comics, takes over the scenic town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District.

Featuring live comic drawing, films, exhibitions, comic trails, workshops, performance, masterclasses, a free family zone and independent publishers – the events programme is bursting with opportunities to get up close and personal with some of the leading comic artists and writers from across the world.

The Festival brings the biggest names in comic art to Cumbria with over 70 special guests from across the comic world.

There really is something for everyone, whether you’re a comic veteran, new to comics or just love seeing amazing artists at work.

• Read the Festival Programme online (Issuu) | Download the Lakes Internationals Comic Art Festival Programme (PDF)

Book Your Festival Tickets Now!

• Book your tickets for this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival here. This year’s events programme includes live draws, masterclasses, interactive talks and a chance to get up close to the best comic creators in the world! 

Web: www.comicartfestival.com | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube |Podcast

Read our series of “Kendal Calling” interviews with comic creators such as Michael Cho, Aimée de Jongh, Peter Milligan and many more

 

 

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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