Luke Skywalker by Stuart Immonen

Art by Darwyn Cooke, Stuart Immonen and Charlie Adlard added to Lakes Festival fund-raising auction

Luke Skywalker by Stuart Immonen
Luke Skywalker by Stuart Immonen

Art from the Walking Dead comic by Charlie Adlard, superhero drawings by Darwyn Cooke and Stuart Immonen and cartoons by Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell and VIZ artist Graham Dury have been added to the catalogue for Lakes International Comic Art Festival Grand Auction of Original Comic Art, which will take place live and online from London’s Orbital Comics on 24th November.

The auction will be run by Jonathan Ross, side by side with Kendal’s Tim Farron MP (and Lib Dem leader) and will help to raise funds for future Lakes International Comic Art Festival commissioned projects in advance of its annual weekend-long celebrations of all things comics, taking place in 2016 from 14th – 16th October.

The auction is being supported by Choose South Cumbria – an initiative that promotes the region as a place to live and work.

Walking Dead Omnibus Volume 6 Cover Art by Charlie Adlard
Walking Dead Omnibus Volume 6 Cover Art by Charlie Adlard
Superman and Zatana Art by Darwyn Cooke
Superman and Zatana Art by Darwyn Cooke
Superman by Stuart Immonen
Superman by Stuart Immonen

“Over the last few weeks and months some of the greatest artists currently working in comics have been scouring their archives and generously donating dozens of gorgeous pieces of artwork for our auction,” notes auction organiser Peter Kessler. “The proceeds will not only help the festival run, but also aid in funding commissions from new talent in the comics field.”

As we previously reported, the auction also features works by the likes of Ian Churchill, Hunt Emerson, Dave Gibbons, Jamie Hewlett, Sean Phillips, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot.

"Futuristic Dystopian Tea Time" by Boulet
“Futuristic Dystopian Tea Time” by Boulet
21st Centurt Tank Girl by Jonathan Edwards
21st Centurt Tank Girl by Jonathan Edwards

The items range from brief doodles by great masters to the original sketches behind cover images that have sold in their thousands all over the world.

Taking place on 24th November at Orbital Comics in London, the auction will be running both online and in the room simultaneously (places limited), so you can log in no matter where you are. Just register to bid at Proxibid, and you’re all set. In fact it’s a good idea to register whether you’re planning to come on the night or not.

•  View all the auction items at https://www.proxibid.com/asp/Catalog.asp?aid=101175

• A huge line up of both British and globe-spanning international comics talent is being lined up for this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival, taking place 14th – 16th October 2016. Visit the web site at www.comicartfestival.com

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", working as an editor, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years. His credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel UK and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines. He also edited STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics, including Team M.O.B.I.L.E. and The Beatles Story. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare” for Tian Books. 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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