This year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal next month will feature comic artwork and writers who are tackling some of the biggest issues and taboos facing society. Offering a wide ranging programme, events will include appearances by artists using the comic art form to explore – the devastating impacts of climate change, censorship,Continue reading Challenging Conventions: Lakes International Comic Art Festival set to tackle society taboos next month
Every year, in the countdown to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October, we bring you a series of interviews with guests at the event. This “Festival Focus” for 2019 is with award-winning comic creators and Festival patrons Bryan and Mary Talbot, whose latest graphic novel, RAIN, a project supported by the Arts Council,Continue reading Lakes Festival Focus 2019: An Interview with Bryan and Mary Talbot
Award-winning author and artist Bryan Talbot has announced the fantastic news that he has completed his script for a third Luther Arkwright book, and begun drawing it, with the aim of seeing it published in 2022. The Legend of Luther Arkwright will be published by Jonathan Cape in the UK and Dark Horse Books inContinue reading Bryan Talbot’s Luther Arkwright to return… in 2022!
Time For Lights Out by Raymond Briggs is a 256-page hardcover out on 14th November from Jonathan Cape. In his customary pose as the grumpiest of grumpy old men, the award-winning graphic novelist contemplates old age and death… and doesn’t like them much. Illustrated with Briggs’s inimitable pencil drawings, some featured in last year’s BBCContinue reading Raymond Briggs’ “Time For Lights Out” due in November
This Sunday (5th November), British newspaper The Observer is celebrating 10 years of the Observer / Jonathan Cape / Comica graphic short story prize with a graphic novel special section as part of its New Review section. This year’s winner and runner-up will be announced inside, and the special supplement features a cover by ChrisContinue reading Observer celebrates 10 years of Graphic Novel Competition with Comics Special this Sunday