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Challenging Conventions: Lakes International Comic Art Festival set to tackle society taboos next month

This year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal next month will feature comic artwork and writers who are tackling some of the biggest issues and taboos facing society. Offering a wide ranging programme, events will include appearances by artists using the comic art form to explore – the devastating impacts of climate change, censorship,Continue reading Challenging Conventions: Lakes International Comic Art Festival set to tackle society taboos next month

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Paying it Forward: The Road to the Breakthrough Project by Tim Pilcher

Breakthrough project co-ordinator Tim Pilcher talks about the people who helped him find his feet in the comics industry, and how that has led to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival’s innovative new project to develop new comics talent… As reported earlier, Breakthrough is an 18-month mentoring initiative set up by the Lakes International ComicContinue reading Paying it Forward: The Road to the Breakthrough Project by Tim Pilcher

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Lakes Festival’s Breakthrough project aims to find the future of comics

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has launched its ambitious Breakthrough project, which aims to give under-represented individuals a chance to express themselves through the medium of comics. Breakthrough is an 18-month mentoring initiative co-ordinated by writer, publisher and editor Tim Pilcher, set up by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, in conjunction with ArtsContinue reading Lakes Festival’s Breakthrough project aims to find the future of comics

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