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Danish artist Jacob Thybo joins Lakes Festival line-up

Danish comic artist Jacob Thybo. Image courtesy Art Bubble
Danish comic artist Jacob Thybo. Image courtesy Art Bubble

Danish comic artist Jacob Thybo – creator of Arminius, a graphic novel about a German revolt against the Romans, and a new story, Hemmingway’s Cats, released this month, is joining the Lakes International Comic Art Festival line-up this weekend in Kendal, replacing Rune Ryberg, who has unfortunately had to drop out due to illness, and fellow Danish creator Rikke Hollænder.

Jacob is a prolific creator who has created three graphic novels in recent years, who started drawing at an early age, growing up on a diet of, among others, Donald Duck and Tintin.

“In pre-school, the teachers let me practice my drawing in classes, as they realised it kept my ‘funny’ debaucheries in check,” he jokes.

After dropping out of High School, he joined the Finnish Art School, and took up a program that became a huge success, also meeting other comic artists who together received a scholarship for publishing their comics. He then returned to Denmark and spent the following years working with woodcutting and different painting methods, before returning to comics.

Arminius by Niels Gjern Johansen and Jacob Thybo

Arminius by Niels Gjern Johansen and Jacob Thybo
Arminius by Niels Gjern Johansen and Jacob Thybo

The Mountains Ablaze by Toke Odgaard-Jans and Jacob Thybo

Hemmingway's Cats, Jacob Thybo's latest graphic novel, released in October 2019
Hemmingway’s Cats, Jacob Thybo’s latest graphic novel, released in October 2019

Two graphic novels, Arminius, about the Germans’ revolt against the Romans, written by Niels Gjern Johansen, and The Mountains Ablaze, written by Toke Odgaard-Jans, are already out and his latest work Hemmingway’s Cats, is out this this month.

Jacob has also published two comics about Vikings and retold parts of Danmarks Kronik – Saxo Grammaticus (Saxo Denmark’s Chronicle).

Jacob Thybo is online at jath.dk 

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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