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Lakes International Comic Art Festival gets four-year Arts Council funding deal

England’s Arts Council has just announced its National Portfolio Organisations for the next four years – and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival is one of them, securing long-term funding for its ambitious comic art development and promotion plans, which include the annual Festival in October in Kendal. Responding to the news, Festival Director JulieContinue reading Lakes International Comic Art Festival gets four-year Arts Council funding deal

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US Comics Grading Company CBCS Saves 2016 ICE Comic Convention from Cancellation

Running a non profit making comic convention to the high professional standard of The International Comics Expo in Birmingham must be challenging enough, but when the Arts Council pulled their third and final year of funding from the event last week, it was a huge blow to organiser Shane Chebsey and his crew as theyContinue reading US Comics Grading Company CBCS Saves 2016 ICE Comic Convention from Cancellation

Capturing Arts and Minds: Una’s new comic, “On Sanity: One Day in Two Lives”

Just published by comic creator Una is a new 40-page comic, On Sanity: One Day In Two Lives, a very personal project about illness and recovery in mental health, based on the story of her mother. Yorkshire-based Una explains it’s story of two halves, based on her limited edition 2008 zine Family Fun: On Sanity –Continue reading Capturing Arts and Minds: Una’s new comic, “On Sanity: One Day in Two Lives”

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Grants for the Arts: Lakes International Comic Art Festival offers workshop

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival aims to support creators and the development of comic art in the UK. As part of this, they have announced theywill be presenting a special session at the festival about the support available to individual creators and organizations from Arts Council England which will be run by David Gaffney,Continue reading Grants for the Arts: Lakes International Comic Art Festival offers workshop