Commissioned by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival to celebrate the work of Tove Jansson, "Archipelagogo " is a spellbinding multimedia exhibition by artists Jonathan Edwards and Louise Evans (Felt Mistress) creating a group of fantasy islands and creatures.

The Finns are In: Finnish Comics, and the Moomins, celebrated at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Continuing to promote the very best of comics from around the world, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival is delighted to confirm the return of top Finnish creators Johanna Rojola and Petteri Tikkanen to this year’s event in October in Kendal. In fact, the Festival is so pleased they are creating a Finnish Village at Kendal College to celebrate the very best of all thingsContinue reading The Finns are In: Finnish Comics, and the Moomins, celebrated at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival

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Dave Gibbons signing this weekend for new “Brighton’s Graphic War” from QueenSpark Books

QueenSpark Books will be hosting an exclusive book signing event this coming weekend at Brighton’s Dave’s Comics with Comics Laureate Dave Gibbons to help launch their new graphic novel, Brighton’s Graphic War – and there will be a special auction the night before, for the book cover art, a one-off original Brighton’s themed painting by Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell. Following on from the success of BrightonContinue reading Dave Gibbons signing this weekend for new “Brighton’s Graphic War” from QueenSpark Books

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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Dave McKean’s “Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash” graphic novel project to get Cumbrian Premiere

Cumbria will host a world-premiere performance and the launch of Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash – a unique graphic novel project combing comic art and performance by Dave McKean as part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s official arts programme for the World War One centenary. Initiated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Black DogContinue reading Dave McKean’s “Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash” graphic novel project to get Cumbrian Premiere

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Sidekick Books seek creators for ground-breaking Poetry Comics project

Sidekick Books – the award-winning publishers of collaborative books of poetry and illustration run by Kirsten Irving and Jon Stone – are publishing the UK’s first book of poetry comics, Over The Line, with support from Arts Council England, and want to publish new work. The team behind the project, who include writer Chrissy Williams, director of the PoetryContinue reading Sidekick Books seek creators for ground-breaking Poetry Comics project