Fund Raising Online Art Auction for Lakes International Comic Art Festival Raises £2500

2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival auction art: a homage to Miyazaki by Bryan Lee O’Malley

2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival auction art: a homage to Miyazaki by Bryan Lee O’Malley

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is delighted to  announce its an online fund-raising art auction raised £2500 toward future projects and events in 2017, including its weekend-long Festival (13th – 15th October) which includes a rare UK appearance by MAD cartoonist Sergio Aragonés, who will be presenting the first ever NCS Sergio Aragonés International Award for Excellence in Comic Art

An original artwork produced by Bryan Lee O’Malley – his first ever “Live Draw” work – raised £500, while a homage to anime film maker Hayao Miyazaki art by Emma Vieceli sold for £375 and a Hellboy watercolour by Duncan Fegredo went for £300.

2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival auction art: a homage to Miyazaki by Emma Vieceli

2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival auction art: a homage to Miyazaki by Emma Vieceli

2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival auction art: Batman by Sean Phillips

2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival auction art: Batman by Sean Phillips

2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival auction art: Hellboy by Duncan Fegredo

2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival auction art: Hellboy by Duncan Fegredo

Much of the art in the auction was created during this year’s Festival by a huge range of world-renowned artists, including Craig ThompsonDuncan FegredoEdmond BaudoinHunt EmersonIan McQueJonathan EdwardsJordi BernetMick McMahonPetteri TikkanenSean PhillipsStuart Immonen – and VIZ team members Simon Thorp and Graham Dury.

Guests at this year’s Festival also included Finnish artist Hanneriina Moisseinen, who has just won Finland’s State Prize for Comic Art and whose work featured in a special exhibition in Kendal. Finnish guests will again play a part in the 2017 Festival, with a special tribute  Moomins creator Tove Jannson in the works.

“We’d like to thank all the creators who donated their work to this auction, says Festival Director Julie Tait.

“We appreciate what people give as we are aware it is as much ‘just’ to support the festival as it is the individual pieces of work.

“We promise there’ll be some more highly sought after original work as a result of next year’s Festival weekend line-up,” she hints, “which we can’t wait to announce in New Year, but I can say features both well-established veterans of the comics business alongside some of the most influential and exciting rising stars from across the planet (and even, perhaps, beyond!)”

• The fifth Lakes International Comic Art Festival will run from 13th-15th October 2017, celebrating great comic art from across the world. 

• Web: www.comicartfestival.com | Find the Lakes International Comic Art Festival on Facebook | Follow the Festival on Twitter @comicartfest

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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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