Young fans, unfazed by bad weather, at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Photo: LICAF

From The Trenches and In Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018

This year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival – the weekend-long event in Kendal, Cumbria, now in its sixth year – saw dedicated comics fans brave Storm Callum in their hundreds to enjoy a weekend of creator events, exhibitions (some still on), steampunk, book launches and more this weekend. For me, it was a bit ofContinue reading From The Trenches and In Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018

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Hannah Berry announced as new Comics Laureate at Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Award-winning author Hannah Berry, creator of the critically-acclaimed graphic novels Adamtine and Livestock, whose credits include work for New Statesman, was announced as the new Comics Laureate at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival earlier this evening, Saturday 13th October 2018. Current Comics Laureate Charlie Adlard, who continues in the role until February 2019, was on handContinue reading Hannah Berry announced as new Comics Laureate at Lakes International Comic Art Festival

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Future of creating comics to be explored at free Cartoon Museum event this Saturday

London’s Cartoon Museum is to host an creating comics event entitled Sustaining Comics: What the Future Holds this Saturday. Join a host of comics professionals to explore the challenges of working in comics, the opportunities out there, and what the future might hold. Over the course of the afternoon, visitors can join discussions, talks and workshops ledContinue reading Future of creating comics to be explored at free Cartoon Museum event this Saturday

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Draw the Line moves from digital to print

Back in 2016, a group of comic creators from across the globe assembled as ‘Draw the Line: Concrete Political Actions Comics‘, hoping to focus protest at recent political developments into positive action. The project proved hugely popular – and now a book collecting the work of dozens of comic creators is in progresss. Like theContinue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: Draw the Line moves from digital to print

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Myriad Editions set to celebrate women cartoonists and comic creators in Britain with “The Inking Woman”

Due for release in March, Myriad Editions The Inking Woman by Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate, will be published one week after a study of early female cartoonist, Marie Duval. Taking its name from the terrific The Inking Woman exhibition hosted by London’s Cartoon Museum in 2017, this new book is a groundbreaking, picture-led celebrationContinue reading Myriad Editions set to celebrate women cartoonists and comic creators in Britain with “The Inking Woman”