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A Comics Curiosity: The 1990s British “Smurfs Comic”

With a major exhibition dedicated to Peyo‘s The Smurfs part of this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival, running into November in Kendal, what better time to step back to the 1990s, when Maida Vale-based DeVere Entertainment published a British Smurfs comic? The Smurfs story began in October 1958, in the pages of the BelgianContinue reading A Comics Curiosity: The 1990s British “Smurfs Comic”

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Danish artist Jacob Thybo joins Lakes Festival line-up

Danish comic artist Jacob Thybo – creator of Arminius, a graphic novel about a German revolt against the Romans, and a new story, Hemmingway’s Cats, released this month, is joining the Lakes International Comic Art Festival line-up this weekend in Kendal, replacing Rune Ryberg, who has unfortunately had to drop out due to illness, and fellowContinue reading Danish artist Jacob Thybo joins Lakes Festival line-up

Lakes Festival Focus 2019: Comic Artist Staz Johnson

Lakes Festival Focus 2019: Comic Artist Staz Johnson

Every year, in the countdown to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October, we bring you a series of interviews with guests at the event. We’re rounding off this year’s “Festival Focus” interviews for 2019 is with a chat to Staz Johnson, a professional comic artist for more than 30 years, working for mostContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus 2019: Comic Artist Staz Johnson

Lakes Festival Focus 2019: Comic Artist Rune Ryberg

Lakes Festival Focus 2019: Comic Artist Rune Ryberg

Every year, in the countdown to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October, we bring you a series of interviews with guests at the event. This “Festival Focus” for 2019 is with Rune Ryberg, a Danish comic book artist with a history in animated films. UPDATE – 9th October 2019: Unfortunately, Rune Ryberg hadContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus 2019: Comic Artist Rune Ryberg

Lakes Festival Focus 2019: Comic Artist Søren Mosdal

Lakes Festival Focus 2019: Comic Artist Søren Mosdal

Every year, in the countdown to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October, we bring you a series of interviews with guests at the event. This “Festival Focus” for 2019 is with Søren Glosimodt Mosdal, a Danish comics artist and newspaper illustrator, and a member of the Finnish Kuti Kuti comics association. Born inContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus 2019: Comic Artist Søren Mosdal