Benoît Peeters

More European Comic Creators join October’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival line-up

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019 has announced a number of European comic creators who will be heading to Kendal in October for this year’s weekend-long Festival. Joining the recently-announced Belgian and Belgium-based creators Serge Baeken, Ephameron, Loic Gaume, Ben… Read More ›

Lakes Festival Report: “The Friday Sessions” – When Academia and Comics Collide!

Dr Mel Gibson reports on a day of comic study and discussion held as part of this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival… The expansion and transformation of the academic wing of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival continued in… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

Benoit Peeters: How comic books help us to relive our childhood

Benoit Peeters, Professor of Graphic Fiction and Comic Art at Lancaster University, who will be one of those championing Tintin in the “Asterix vs Tintin” debate tomorrow at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, discusses how comic books help us… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival Art by Ken Niimura Revealed

Not an April Fool’s hoax! Not a dream! The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has just revealed this year’s Festival art by top artist Ken Niimura – who is also one of the lead guests at the event (14th-16th October). Winner of the Golden Prize in the… Read More ›

2000AD artist Mick McMahon announced as first UK guest for Lakes International Comic Art Festival

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced its first major British guest for the 2016 Festival weekend is Mick McMahon, who, while perhaps best known for his work for the top weekly SF comic 2000AD, also drew The Last American and Batman Black and… Read More ›

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