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Wonderlands UK Graphic Novel Expo Returns to Sunderland in June

The Wonderlands UK Graphic Novel Expo is returning to the University of Sunderland City Space building on Saturday 3 June 2017. Running from 10am to 5pm it will feature its usual selection of talks, panels, workshops and a Publisher’s Hall of artists, writers, small pressers and dealers. Creators joining Bryan and Mary Talbot this year include John Wagner, John Higgins and ... Read More »

2017 Lakes International Comic Art Festival Date Announced, Sergio Aragonés First Guest

LICAF 2016 - Comics Clock Tower

The dates for next year’s annual Lakes International Comic Art Festival have been announced after its 2016 event proved a massive success once again at the weekend, attracting both comic creators and fans from around the globe. Visitor numbers were up again, with ticket sales higher than last year for the many ticketed events. The Festival’s exhibitions – most still currently ... Read More »

Lakes International Comic Art Festival – Frequently Asked Questions and Top Tips

Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2016 Art SNIP

One of this weekend’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival‘s most dedicated team members, Sharon Tait, has been answering questions about the weekend-long on their Facebook page, with a mix of useful information and some very funny answers. They’re so good – and so useful! – we thought we’d share them here, too. The Lakes International Comic Art Festival runs from tomorrow, 14th ... Read More »

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Exhibitions include Kendal floods tribute, Fringe events revealed

"Five Bridges" Exhibition Poster by Mike Medaglia

With just four weeks to go to the event, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival has revealed its full Exhibitions plans around this year’s three day-long weekend (14th – 16th October) in Kendal, alongside its ever-popular Fringe events, which include Guardian political cartoonist Martin Rowson creating a mural right outside local MP and Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron‘s offices! Of special interest to ... Read More »

Great British Graphic Novel Exhibition opens at London’s Cartoon Museum

Great British Graphic Novel "Tube Map" by Hunt Emerson

An exhibition at London’s Cartoon Museum looking at the rise of the British Graphic novel has just opened, featuring works by Kate Charlesworth, Rob Davis, Dave Gibbons, William Hogarth, Gary Spencer Millidge, the Pleece Brothers, Martin Rowson, Posy Simmonds, Bryan and Mary Talbot and many others. Top cartoonist Hunt Emerson, who was at the opening night, has drawn the exhibition catalogue/poster, which the Museum has ... Read More »

Miss out on “Yellow” at Your Peril! OFF LIFE book project launches on Kickstarter

Yellow Front Cover

Today the tease is over and – after a year of hard work and illustration – the team behind Britain’s only free street comic, OFF LIFE,  have unveiled their plans for Yellow: the collected book and launched its Kickstarter campaign. Yellow is a celebration of illustration and the people who’ve made it their own, featuring original artwork from 52 of the world’s most ... Read More »

“Alice in Cartoonland” exhibition opens at London’s Cartoon Museum

Alice in Cartoonland Exhibition 2015

London’s Cartoon Museum‘s latest exhibition Alice in Cartoonland opens today, celebrating Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s many misadventures at the hands of cartoonists, caricaturists and satirists, animators and graphic artists through 150 years of parodies and pastiches, jibes, jokes and gags aimed at making political points, social comment or just intended to make us laugh. Artists represented range from David Low, Vicky, ... Read More »

Comics @ Edinburgh International Book Festival 2015

The Edinburgh International Book Festival, the world’s largest literary festival which runs from 15 to 31 August 2015 in the Scottish capital’s Charlotte Square Gardens, opens its box office for ticket sales today. As in previous year’s BookFest has a selection of comics creators in its programme under the heading of “Stripped”. Named for the impressive festival-within-a-festival that was held in ... Read More »

Après Charlie: Was Heath Robinson Really On The Nazi Death List?

The day after the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, chairman of the British Cartoonists’ Association Martin Rowson wrote in the Daily Mirror of the need for satire and how political cartoonists had been targeted through the years. Part of his piece stated “British cartoonists like Vicky and Heath Robinson were on the Gestapo death list”. Heath Robinson is a familiar ... Read More »

“Best of Britain’s Political Cartoons 2013” on sale soon

Australian publisher Scribed launched its first UK catalogue earlier this year. Rubbing shoulders with new books such as  High Sobriety: my year without booze, by Scottish-born Melbourne-based journalist Jill Stark and Viennese Romance, the first-ever English edition of the previously unknown novel by the mid-20th-century European novelist David Vogel, is The Best of Britain’s Political Cartoons 2013, edited by local ... Read More »

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