Vault Comics Harssment Statement - 2017

Vault Comics issues rallying cry in defence of comic creators under attack from “fans”

US publisher Vault Comics has issued a statement condemning harassment and intimidation of comic creators – and have called on larger publishers to follow suit. The statement highlights attacks on creators who identify with one or more minority group, describing some online harassment and other intimidatory acts as amounting to “criminal misconduct”. The statement comes afterContinue reading Vault Comics issues rallying cry in defence of comic creators under attack from “fans”

Art by Sergio Aragonés

2017 Lakes International Comic Art Festival Programme Revealed, some of the British Comics events highlighted

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has just revealed its programme for its Festival Weekend in October 2017, celebrating comic art from across the world, and I’ve picked out just some of the highlights for fans of British comics. The Festival Weekend features over 70 international guests, including Sergio Aragonés, Stan Sakai, Comics Laureate Charlie Adlard, Hannah Berry, Melinda Gebbie,Continue reading 2017 Lakes International Comic Art Festival Programme Revealed, some of the British Comics events highlighted

Enthusiastic comic fans mix with equally enthused comic creators in the Comics Clock Tower at the 2015 Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Photo: John Freeman

Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2017 Comics Clock Tower Line Up Revealed

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced the comic creators who will have a presence in their free-to-enter Comics Clock Tower venue in Kendal Town Hall in October. The creators were chosen after hundreds of applications were sifted through by the Festival team and its patrons, and you’ll find guests at the event suchContinue reading Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2017 Comics Clock Tower Line Up Revealed

Will Eisner Centennial

Lakes International Comic Art Festival celebrates Will Eisner with competition, comic and exclusive exhibition

Recognising the work of ground-breaking American comic creator Will Eisner, creator of “The Spirit”, the  Lakes International Comic Art Festival is pleased to announce not one but three celebratory projects to mark his incredible contribution to the development of the comics form – a competition of aspiring creators, a celebratory comics and an exciting exhibition for the Festival in OctoberContinue reading Lakes International Comic Art Festival celebrates Will Eisner with competition, comic and exclusive exhibition

Stan Sakai

Fifth Lakes International Comic Art Festival Line-Up Announced, Tickets On Sale Now

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced its full guest list for this year’s Festival Weekend in Kendal (13th – 15th October 2017) – and it’s simply crammed with amazing guests, including Stan Sakai, Sergio Aragonés, Ryan North, Mariko Tamaki – and a smashing smattering of 2000AD creators including Steve MacManus, to boot. This year, by popularContinue reading Fifth Lakes International Comic Art Festival Line-Up Announced, Tickets On Sale Now