Dr Mel Gibson reports on a day of comic study and discussion held as part of this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival… The expansion and transformation of the academic wing of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival continued in 2018. Held in the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, The Friday Sessions as they are known, wereContinue reading Lakes Festival Report: “The Friday Sessions” – When Academia and Comics Collide!
Every year, in the countdown to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, we bring you a series of interviews with guests at the event. This “Festival Focus” for 2018 is Kaisa Leka, a Finnish comics artist and adventurer who, together with partner Christoffer Leka, publishes autobiographical books about the nature of being. When not drawingContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus 2018: Kaisa Leka
The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced this year’s “Friday Sessions” – a full day of talks and discussions exploring comic art in all its guises, taking place Friday 12th October 2018 as part of the Festival weekend in Kendal. The “Friday Sessions” are open to academics, students and all comic fans who wish to digContinue reading Comic Art Festival Academic Sessions announced for October in Kendal
Being a comic hero has traditionally been the dominion of the male. This is about to be challenged through a new exhibition called Hero(ine)s featuring iconic comic heroes re-interpreted and reimagined in their female form. The exhibition features more than twenty original artworks where comic artists have been challenged to reinvent their chosen male superhero inContinue reading Female mutant ninja turtles, Vulverine and the Visible Woman feature in Hero(ine)s – a new exhibition on gender and comics
The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced the first of its guests for its Festival weekend in Kendal (12th – 14th October 2018). A range of Early Bird Passes, available for a limited time only, are on sale now. First to be announced are British guests Yomi Ayeni, Ottilie Hainsworth, Kripa Joshi (who originallyContinue reading Early Bird tickets for Lakes International Comic Art Festival go on sale, first guests announced