Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019. Image: Brewery Arts Centre

From the Trenches and in Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019

Heading to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019, the event the culmination a year of publicity work for me, and others, and endless hours of hard work and organisation by the dedicated team based largely in Kendal, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of trepidation. Not because we weren’t prepared in any way,Continue reading From the Trenches and in Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019

Comic Books on the Underground SNIP

Look out for free Marvel Comics on the Underground… and elsewhere around the UK!

Marvel Comics has been a cultural phenomenon for 80 years. As part of their anniversary celebrations the US comic publisher have been working with the Books on the Underground initiative (temporarily renamed ‘Comic Books on the Underground‘ and part of the now global Books On The Move project) to give away copies of iconic andContinue reading Look out for free Marvel Comics on the Underground… and elsewhere around the UK!

Hurrah for Gin by Katie Kirby

Katie Kirby’s “Hurrah for Gin” gets licensing deal

Licensing agency Riverside Brands has just added the popular online parenting series, Hurrah for Gin, to its portfolio, a comedic pastiche of modern day parenthood survival by Katie Kirby, whose third book, Reluctant Adult, quickly hit the Sunday Times bestseller list earlier this month. Based on digital marketer Katie Kirby’s own trials and tribulations ofContinue reading Katie Kirby’s “Hurrah for Gin” gets licensing deal

Hotchpotch #1 - Cover

Coming Soon, a new comics anthology for younger readers: Hotchpotch

Biomekazoik Press, the British independent comics publisher behind the digital comics anthology 100% Biodegradable, are working on a brand new quarterly comic anthology for younger readers, Hotchpotch, launching from  before the end of the year. Edited by David Hailwood, Hotchpotch is a full colour 40 page children’s comic anthology aimed at 8-12 year olds. “OnceContinue reading Coming Soon, a new comics anthology for younger readers: Hotchpotch