Simon Guy from Lancaster University presents the Asterix team with medals, adied by Festival Director Julie Tait. The Tintin team got medals too (because it "was cheaper to buy them in bulk", Julie explained).

Asterix pips Tintin to top Greatest Hero vote in Lakes Festival opening debate

It was neck and neck at the end of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival‘s opening night debate, but in the end, the audience voted by just one vote to establish Asterix as the character most deserving that cherished place on your oversized bookshelf – just beating Tintin in a fun debate to kickstart the weekend. Between AsterixContinue reading Asterix pips Tintin to top Greatest Hero vote in Lakes Festival opening debate

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Lakes International Comic Art Festival – Frequently Asked Questions and Top Tips

One of this weekend’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival‘s most dedicated team members, Sharon Tait, has been answering questions about the weekend-long on their Facebook page, with a mix of useful information and some very funny answers. They’re so good – and so useful! – we thought we’d share them here, too. The Lakes International Comic ArtContinue reading Lakes International Comic Art Festival – Frequently Asked Questions and Top Tips

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Asterix and Tintin head for a clash of the Toon Titans at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, in partnership with Lancaster University, has announced further details of this year’s Festival Weekend Opening Night event on Friday 14th October – “Clash of the Toon Titans“, a battle between comic superstars Asterix and Tintin for the hearts and minds of attending comic fans. The Opening Night will also includeContinue reading Asterix and Tintin head for a clash of the Toon Titans at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Asterix: The Mansion of the Gods

Asterix: The Mansion of the Gods Finally Reaches British Cinemas

Asterix: The Mansion of the Gods, is finally released in English in UK cinemas on 19th August, in 3D and 2D. The first Asterix 3D motion picture, initially released in France in 2014, finds Asterix and friends still resisting Roman rule in ancient Gaul. Julius Caesar, exasperated by the situation, decides on a change of tactic: sinceContinue reading Asterix: The Mansion of the Gods Finally Reaches British Cinemas

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New Asterix Merchandise in the works for UK Market

Start Licensing have been appointed to represent Asterix for a further two years by the property’s owners, Éditions Albert-René – and there are new items of merchandise in the works for British fans of the character. “We have some new licensees in the pipeline,” said Start Licensing’s Ian Downes, “and the recent activity around the newContinue reading New Asterix Merchandise in the works for UK Market