My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies - Sample Art

In Review: My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies

By Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, Jacob Phillips Image Comics “What if drugs help you to find the thing that makes you special?” Ellie and Skip meet in the group therapy sessions at the addiction clinic they’ve been committed to, one of those “circle of truth” approaches many therapists seem to love and pretty much everyoneContinue reading In Review: My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 31 - Macc-Pow 2018

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast interviews Macc-Pow comic creators about their work

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast team visited Macc-Pow in Macclesfield last month, now in its third year. Podcast co-host Nikki Bates stood behind the table selling comics for the first time, while Ian Loxam had a great chat with many wonderful creators. Interviewed for the Podcast were Nick Brokenshire, David Leach, Lew Stringer, Rick Eades, Floating RockContinue reading Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast interviews Macc-Pow comic creators about their work

Jack & Lucy Promotional Poster SNIP

Jack & Lucy, a free comic by Rachael Smith and Jacob Phillips, tackles teen mental health issues

Jack & Lucy is a 16-page free mini comic written by Rachael Smith, illustrated by Jacob Phillips (editor of The Mancunian Way, a small-press magazine celebrating all things Manc through illustration, writing, design and photography), edited by Tim Pilcher, and designed by Jim Devlin. Launched at Oldham Comic Con last weekend, Jack & Lucy tells the storyContinue reading Jack & Lucy, a free comic by Rachael Smith and Jacob Phillips, tackles teen mental health issues

Burlesque Life Drawing Poster - Mancunian Way 2017

Burlesque art class launched in Manchester thanks to Magazine and Comics Festival partnership 

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival and The Mancunian Way, a small press magazine celebrating all things Manchester through Illustration, writing, design and photography, are teaming up to deliver a regular Manchester-based Burlesque Life Drawing Class. The Class will take place once a month, hosted by artist, designer and Mancunian Way editor Jacob Phillips withContinue reading Burlesque art class launched in Manchester thanks to Magazine and Comics Festival partnership 

Coelifer Atlas - Cover

New comics from the Lakes Festival: “Coelifer Atlas” and “Carrot to the Stars”

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has recently published two great books as part of its developing publishing program. They are Coelifer Atlas, this year’s special 24 Hour Marathon Comic project featuring a stellar line up of talent, which aims to raise awareness of the medical condition Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and has already raised £1000 for the charity OCD Action; and CarrotContinue reading New comics from the Lakes Festival: “Coelifer Atlas” and “Carrot to the Stars”