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Comic Art Festival Academic Sessions announced for October in Kendal

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced this year’s “Friday Sessions” – a full day of talks and discussions exploring comic art in all its guises, taking place Friday 12th October 2018 as part of the Festival weekend in Kendal. The “Friday Sessions” are open to academics, students and all comic fans who wish to digContinue reading Comic Art Festival Academic Sessions announced for October in Kendal

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First impressions of the first issue of new comics magazine, ComicScene UK

ComicScene UK, the new subscription only title, launches 1st May 2018 in print and digital format – and publisher Tony Foster is hoping to fund comic workshops for young people with part of the profits. I really hope you’ll give this new magazine a try. It’s an effervescent mix of comics past and present that IContinue reading First impressions of the first issue of new comics magazine, ComicScene UK

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Lakes Festival Focus 2017: An Interview with Benoît Peeters, the UK’s Professor of Graphic Fiction and Comic Art

The countdown has begun to this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October (13th – 15th). We continue our “Kendal Calling” interviews with Benoît Peeters, the UK’s Professor of Graphic Fiction and Comic Art (Lancaster University in association with LICAF). Benoît will offer his insight, knowledge and passion for comics to audiences throughout theContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus 2017: An Interview with Benoît Peeters, the UK’s Professor of Graphic Fiction and Comic Art

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Rodolphe Töpffer’s classic guide to the medium, “How to Create Graphic Novels”, re-published by Lakes International Comic Art Festival

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival  has announced the publication of a special edition of How to Create Graphic Novels by Rodolphe Töpffer. First published in 1845, it was the first ever book on creating graphic novels, which has been translated, edited, and introduced by John McShane and designed by Festival patron Sean Phillips. Along with the recently-announced The Spirit ofContinue reading Rodolphe Töpffer’s classic guide to the medium, “How to Create Graphic Novels”, re-published by Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Frank Santoro, Aidan Koch and Connor Willumsen at the 2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival, talking about the evolution of the Comic Workbook as both a platform and guidance for budding comics artists. Photo courtesy Comic Workbook

From the Trenches: The Lakes International Comic Festival’s Academic Workshop

Mel Gibson reports on another aspect of this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival – its academic workshop, an aspect set to expand next year… The Lakes International Comic Art Festival‘s approach to developing links with the academy is distinctive. Their work with Lancaster University, for instance, which has led to Benoît Peeters becoming the UK’s first professorContinue reading From the Trenches: The Lakes International Comic Festival’s Academic Workshop