Lakes Festival: Opening Night Tickets to be Grabbed!

V for Vendetta Film Poster

Thanks to those fine folk at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, we have FIVE tickets for each opening night event on Friday to give away!

The first people to email us at johnfreeman6-downthetubes@yahoo.co.uk to request a ticket and ask will get one – first come, first served! ONE ENTRY PER EMAIL. The deadline for this competition is Tuesday 5th October at 18:30 UK time!

Please include “LICAF Opening Night Ticket Request” in the subject of your email and let us know which event you want a ticket for from the three below…

V for Vendetta Film Screening with an Introduction by David Lloyd
The Brewery Arts Centre: Screen One – Friday 18th October 2013 (19:00 – 23:00) – Ticket Price: £9.00

Created nearly 30 years ago V for Vendetta occupies a prominent place in comic art history and represents one of the highest achievements of the comics medium. The artist David Lloyd, who created V for Vendetta with writer Alan Moore, introduces a screening of the film of the same name and talks about its transfer onto the big screen (directed by Joel Silver and featuring Natalie Portman, John Hurt and Stephen Rea). This will be followed by a special sketching and signing session for the audience.

Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore and David Lloyd, V for Vendetta takes place in an alternate vision of Britain in which a corrupt and abusive totalitarian government has risen to complete power. During a threatening run in with the secret police, an unassuming young woman named Evey is rescued by a vigilante named V – a caped figure both articulate and skilled in combat. V embodies the principles of rebellion from an authoritarian state, donning a mask of vilified would-be terrorist of British history Guy Fawkes and leading a revolution sparked by assassination and destruction. Evey becomes his unlikely ally, newly aware of the cruelty of her own society and her role in it.

Wolverine

The Big Comic Draw
The Brewery Arts Centre Theatre – Friday 18th October 2013 (19:15 – 20:30) – Ticket Price: £9.00

Four leading comic artists come together for the first time for one of the festival’s opening events.  Doug Braithwaite (X-Men and Storm Dogs), Carlos Ezquerra (Judge Dredd), Duncan Fegredo (Hellboy) and Jose Munoz (Alack Sinner) will take part in this special live drawing event, giving the audience the chance to see how they work.  The session will be hosted by fellow comic artist Peter Doherty, who will be talking to the participants about their work and their approach to creating comics. A live, interactive and captivating evening.

The Write Comic Stuff
The Brewery Arts Centre: Theatre – Friday 18th October 2013 (20:45 – 21:45)

Ed Brubaker and Kurt Busiek, two of  America’s best known multi-award winning comic writers, make a rare appearance on stage together in the UK to discuss the art of writing great comics.  Ed is famous as the man who killed off Captain America and more recently for his work with Sean Phillips on Criminal and Fatale.  Kurt Busiek took well-known superheroes in a new direction in Marvels and has created his own superhero universe in Astro City.

Ed and Kurt will be in conversation with one of the UK’s leading authority’s on comics,  Paul Gravett, who will help to tease out the answers to questions about their work and their approach to writing comics.

The full festival programme is here!

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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