John McShane

“Two Doors Down” star Elaine Constance Smith celebrates “The Dandy” for BBC Radio Scotland

(Updated 19th July to add Beano links): As the Beano prepares to celebrate 80 years of comic fun, Two Doors Down star Elaine Constance Smith has been remembering its naughty older sibling The Dandy, created by DC Thomson in 1937, for… Read More ›

Former Tharg Steve MacManus probed in latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast!

There’s a slightly different episode of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast on offer this week as the team take an episode off. In place of their usual format, you get the opportunity to listen to a recording of… Read More ›

Lakes International Comic Art Festival announces October “Academic Sessions” conference details

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival will be hosting the LICAF Academic Sessions 2017 on Friday 13th October, the first day of its three-day Festival Weekend, kindly supported by Lancaster University. A small scale conference for those interested in comics and graphic novels… Read More ›

Rodolphe Töpffer’s classic guide to the medium, “How to Create Graphic Novels”, re-published by Lakes International Comic Art Festival

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival  has announced the publication of a special edition of How to Create Graphic Novels by Rodolphe Töpffer. First published in 1845, it was the first ever book on creating graphic novels, which has been translated, edited, and introduced by… Read More ›

Mind Probes At The Ready! Presenters Revealed for Lakes International Comic Art Festival

The presenters selected to wield the mind probes at year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival (Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th October 2015) have been announced, and include some top names in the world of British comics journalism and academia, including… Read More ›

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