Brick (aka John Stuart Clark with is strip "Let’s All Sing With The Chipmunks"

WebFind: Various Artists – Comics about the Music that inspires us

I’ve just come across Various Artists, a great web site packed with music inspired comics, the brainchild of artist Tim Bird, whose  books include Grey Area, Reads and the forthcoming The Great North Wood from Avery Hill Publishing. Rock & Pop started as a webcomic in 2015, taking songs that were significant to artist as he was growingContinue reading WebFind: Various Artists – Comics about the Music that inspires us

LICAF 2017 - Comics Clock Tower

In Words and Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2017

Artist and designer Simon Russell, whose recent work includes Nearlymades, “a smattering of found stories and kipple narratives”, headed to Kendal for this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival and has kindly given us permission to cross post his account of the event… I’ve missed one Lakes International Comic Art Festival so far. A willingness toContinue reading In Words and Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2017

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Panelalia anthology expands digital release in aid of Refugee Action, new contributors sought

Comics creator and artist Dave Crane doesn’t consider himself a political cartoonist, but he’s increasingly concerned about the refugee crisis, and the scapegoating of immigrants in the UK and elsewhere. Now, with friends in the comics community, he’s put together Panelalia, a digital collection of some of their best material, which is free to downloadContinue reading Panelalia anthology expands digital release in aid of Refugee Action, new contributors sought

Art by Dave Crane

Artist Dave Crane announces new Electricomic anthology project, appeals for strips

Comic artist and illustrator Dave Crane is one of the guests at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October (14th – 16th), with an exhibition, a workshop for grown-ups and Family Zone activities. The official Electricomics team will be there too, and Dave tells us he’ll collecting a few of his unpublished strips intoContinue reading Artist Dave Crane announces new Electricomic anthology project, appeals for strips

Art © Dave Crane

Homes and the Homeless in the spotlight at Lakes Festival exhibition

Kendal’s YWCA will be transformed in October into an art installation that is part comic strip, part crossword puzzle, that examines our concepts of home, and homelessness. As part of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival (16th -18th October) “Windows Trail”, local shops and businesses are paired with comic artists, who transform their window displays into comic book artContinue reading Homes and the Homeless in the spotlight at Lakes Festival exhibition