NCSFest 2019 Banner - February 2019

NCSFest, a major new US comics Festival, announces full guest line-up

NCSFest, a major new comics happening in the United States this May has announced its full incredible line-up of world-renowned creators who will be heading to take over Huntington Beach, California. From the world of comic strips come the creators of Zits, Baby Blues, Mutts, Cathy, The Family Circus, Luann, Lio, Popeye, Beetle Bailey andContinue reading NCSFest, a major new US comics Festival, announces full guest line-up

NCSFest 2019 - art by Luke McGarry

NCSFest Artists Alley ready to get down on Main Street, Huntington Beach next May!

Coming to Huntington Beach, California in May 2019, the first-ever NCSFest is now shaping up to be the biggest free comic arts festival in North America, with a guest list that already includes Sergio Aragonés, Pénélope Bagieu, Ed Brubaker, Daniel Clowes, Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, Patrick McDonnell, Sean Phillips, Pulitzer-winning editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes and MAD magazine’s TomContinue reading NCSFest Artists Alley ready to get down on Main Street, Huntington Beach next May!

NCSFest 2019 Postcard

National Cartoonists Society, Lakes and Lyon BD Festivals partner for new US event, NCSFest, next May

The Kendal-based Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced a new international partnership with France’s Lyon BD Festival and the US-based National Cartoonists Society to bring a new comics event to Huntington Beach, California, in May 2019. The National Cartoonists Society has chosen the city of Huntington Beach, California, to host the inaugural NCSFest, a celebrationContinue reading National Cartoonists Society, Lakes and Lyon BD Festivals partner for new US event, NCSFest, next May

In Review: Patience by Daniel Clowes

Created by Daniel Clowes 180 Full Colour Pages £16.99 Published by Jonathan Cape The Story: Jack and Patience are a down on their luck couple. They are poor, but mostly happy and now, out of the blue, are expecting their first kid. But Jack is keeping secrets from his wife and is considering telling herContinue reading In Review: Patience by Daniel Clowes

Panel Borders: the deconstructed American Male

Continuing radio show and podcast Panel Borders’ month long look at depictions of Masculinity in American Comics, Alex Fitch talks to award winning graphic novelists Chris Ware and Daniel Clowes, who both publish their work first as chapters, in periodicals Acme Novelty Library and Eightball respectively. Ware’s graphic novel, Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid onContinue reading Panel Borders: the deconstructed American Male