Kendal

From the Trenches and in Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019

Heading to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019, the event the culmination a year of publicity work for me, and others, and endless hours of hard work and organisation by the dedicated team based largely in Kendal, I couldn’t… Read More ›

Duncan Fegredo’s Hellboy Exhibition opens this Saturday, in Kendal

The stage is set! From the Depths, a celebration of the acclaimed Hellboy artwork of Duncan Fegredo opens this Saturday (21st September) in Kendal, ahead of this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival next month. As we previously reported, the… Read More ›

Lakes International Comic Art Festival trails Programme Highlights, including VIZ World Record Challenge

A world of comic art will return to Kendal for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival (11 – 13th October 2019). Now in its seventh year, backed by the Arts Council and many other supporting organisations, the family-friendly festival will… Read More ›

From The Trenches and In Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018

This year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival – the weekend-long event in Kendal, Cumbria, now in its sixth year – saw dedicated comics fans brave Storm Callum in their hundreds to enjoy a weekend of creator events, exhibitions (some still… Read More ›

The 2018 Lakes International Comic Art Festival: A Quick Primer

A world of comic art will be arriving in Kendal for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, 12–14th October, 2018. downthetubes readers know this already of course, especially if you’ve been following our “Festival Focus” interviews with comic artists and… Read More ›

Comics and comedy collide in May at Kendal’s Freerange Comedy Festival

Comics will be mashing with some top comedy in Kendal in May, coming together for this year’s Freerange Comedy Festival. Barney Farmer of VIZ fame, co-creator of the darkly hilarious “Drunken Bakers”, will be rubbing shoulders with top touring comics… Read More ›

14-18 NOW “Traces of the Great War” international comic anthology announced

Kendal’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced Traces of the Great War, a new and ambitious anthology publication exploring the traces and impact of the World War One on our lives today. Featuring over 20 internationally acclaimed comic artists and writers,… Read More ›

2015 Winter Flood Stories inspire powerful new Lakes Festival Comics Exhibition, “Five Bridges”

Ahead of Kendal’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival this weekend (14th – 16th October), some of the event’s Exhibitions are now open, with others to follow on 12th October. Beatrix Potter Reimagined, which runs until 28th October 2016 is open now at Kendal Library, as are Making… Read More ›

2015 Lakes International Comic Art Festival nets £1.7 million for host town of Kendal

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has published the results of its Visitor Survey and Event Evaluation for this year’s October 2015 – and it makes for positive reading for the event, the town and its team of dedicated volunteers. Now in its third… Read More ›

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