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Animate Europe 2019 comics competition launched, asking what are the benefits of the EU?

What does the European Union mean to you? What are its benefits? In these turbulent times, the latest Animate Europe competition is challenging comic creators worldwide to come up with a comic addressing the value of the EU – and four finalists will have their work published in anthology in 2019. In 2013, the Friedrich Naumann FoundationContinue reading Animate Europe 2019 comics competition launched, asking what are the benefits of the EU?

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast 38 - Best Comic Book Movie, Ever

What’s Your Best Comic Book Movie, Ever?

After a busy weekend at the Comic Art Festival, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast team got loads of content – including a recording of “Best Comic Book Movie… Ever” panel, hosted by Peter Kessler. “We had planned to do a full episode discussing the show but time has got in the way,” saysContinue reading What’s Your Best Comic Book Movie, Ever?

Hannah Berry. Photo Claire McNamee

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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All-ages Family Fun ahead at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has some big plans for family fun at this year’s weekend-long celebration of all things comic related, working hand in hand with the team at Westmorland Shopping Centre in Kendal to deliver some full-on creative craziness. Drawing challenges, comics workshops, face painting and more are all part of the exciting Family Zone line up ofContinue reading All-ages Family Fun ahead at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival

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National Cartoonists Society, Lakes and Lyon BD Festivals partner for new US event, NCSFest, next May

The Kendal-based Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced a new international partnership with France’s Lyon BD Festival and the US-based National Cartoonists Society to bring a new comics event to Huntington Beach, California, in May 2019. The National Cartoonists Society has chosen the city of Huntington Beach, California, to host the inaugural NCSFest, a celebrationContinue reading National Cartoonists Society, Lakes and Lyon BD Festivals partner for new US event, NCSFest, next May