Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast. Art by Graeme McNee

More Lakes Festival creator interviews focus for new Podcast

The latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast is again bursting with interviews from the annual Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal held last month, conducted by co-hosts Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates. Episode 40 includes  interviews with Canadian artist Guy Delisle, Benjamin Dickson, whose new graphic novel A New Jerusalem – a stunning taleContinue reading More Lakes Festival creator interviews focus for new Podcast

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 39 - Festival 2018

Latest Lakes Festival Podcast comes crammed with creator interviews!

The latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast comes brimming with interviews from the annual Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal, conducted by co-hosts Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates. “We chat about how the show was for us, what we enjoyed and what we saw,” says Ian. “We discuss the opening night, which saw HannahContinue reading Latest Lakes Festival Podcast comes crammed with creator interviews!

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Lakes Festival Report: “The Friday Sessions” – When Academia and Comics Collide!

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!

Commando 363 - Jungle Phantom - art by Cam Kennedy

50 years on, artist Cam Kennedy is reunited with his first ever Commando – and it isn’t the issue everyone thought

There was a surprise in store for comic artist Cam Kennedy at this weekend’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival, when downthetubes contributor Colin Noble reunited him with a comic he drew 50 years ago that set him out on his career at DC Thomson. At the end of an early morning “Live Draw” yesterday, with CamContinue reading 50 years on, artist Cam Kennedy is reunited with his first ever Commando – and it isn’t the issue everyone thought

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Hunt Emerson wins Sergio Aragonés International Award for Excellence in Comic Art

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced Hunt Emerson as the winner of the Sergio Aragonés International Award for Excellence in Comic Art for 2018. Hunt, who is highly regarded internationally for his work as a graphic novelist, and as a cartoonist for a variety of magazines including Fortean Times and Beano, was announced as winnerContinue reading Hunt Emerson wins Sergio Aragonés International Award for Excellence in Comic Art