The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019 is inviting students of the arts, young comic art enthusiasts and the next generation of comic creators to flex their creative talents by exploring the depths of Hell to create a new comic character.
The Hell of a Comic Art Challenge, a competition supported by the University of Cumbria, is a devilishly excellent opportunity for you to showcase your hot comic art talent and you could end up being part of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival tribute exhibition to the one and only Hellboy, the creation of Mike Mignola. Plus – there are some cool prizes!
Artist Duncan Fegredo is curating the Hellboy exhibition, which will include artwork from Mike Mignola, Duncan Fegredo and others.
Your challenge as a comics creator/ artist, should you accept it, is to get creatively fired up and delve into the depths of the comic art underworld and develop your own inspiring character, who defy both fire and brimstone to be a shining new superhero.
The competition, open now and closing 30th August 2019, is a tribute to Hellboy and like the loveable, intensely red and horned half-demon, your superhero must be a force for good!
The competition is open to students of the arts and will be judged by comic artist Duncan Fegredo, ACE Board member Gemma Sosnowsky and LICAF Festival Director Julie Tait. The winning entries will be announced on 5th October 2019 – Hellboy’s birthday!
The seventh Lakes International Comic Art Festival will run from 11-13th October 2019 in Kendal, Cumbria, celebrating great comic art from across the world, an event focused on how comics are always Pushing Boundaries, while celebrating, as usual, the rich diversity of the entire comics medium.
Announced guests so far are Japanese manga artist Junko Mizuno, who has also provided the stunning poster art for this year’s Festival, Pénélope Bagieu, Doug Braithwaite, Becky Cloonan, Garth Ennis and Rob Williams – with many more international and British guests to be announced.
• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival returns to Kendal at various venues across the town 11th – 13th October 2019 – Early Bird Passes are on Sale Now until 31st March 2019 at www.comicartfestival.com/buy-tickets