Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019. Image: Brewery Arts Centre

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 help but feel a sense of trepidation. Not because we weren’t prepared in any way,Continue reading From the Trenches and in Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019

Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019 Windows Trail art by Nikki Bates

Adlard, McGarrys, Rockman and more wow with Lakes Festival Windows Trail comic art in Kendal

The seventh year of the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival brings with it the annual “Windows Trail”, now bringing Kendal alive with comics in the run up to the annual weekend of comic creator-led fun, over 11th – 13th OctoberContinue reading Adlard, McGarrys, Rockman and more wow with Lakes Festival Windows Trail comic art in Kendal

From the Depths: The Hellboy Comics of Duncan Fegredo at the Wildman Gallery, Kendal. Photo courtesy Julie Tait

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 exhibition will delve into Fegredo’s working techniques and uncover how images are summoned from theContinue reading Duncan Fegredo’s Hellboy Exhibition opens this Saturday, in Kendal

Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019 - Junko Mizuno Banner

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 again take over the scenic town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District,Continue reading Lakes International Comic Art Festival trails Programme Highlights, including VIZ World Record Challenge

Young fans, unfazed by bad weather, at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Photo: LICAF

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 on), steampunk, book launches and more this weekend. For me, it was a bit ofContinue reading From The Trenches and In Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018