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“Miss Potato Head And Friends” comics exhibition opens in Lancaster

An award- winning comics project helping young people to improve their literacy is being celebrated with an exhibition in Lancaster – and will then go on tour around Lancashire. The Comic Literacy Project is part of The Dukes Cultural Partnership… Read More ›

Traces of the Great War tie-in education resource to get launch in Kendal

Hot on the heels of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the launch of the Traces of the Great War, the organisation, together with Lancaster University and their Educational Resources department, are launching a new learning resource that builds… Read More ›

Comic Art Festival Academic Sessions announced for October in Kendal

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… Read More ›

Catching Up with Comics Laureate Charlie Adlard – A Year in the Life

Since receiving the ‘mantle’ (or indeed the slightly cheesy-looking cloak) from previous incumbent Dave Gibbons at the 2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival, UK Comics Laureate Charlie Adlard has not rested on his laurels. Carole Tait reports… The Comics Laureate… Read More ›

How Comics inspire reading – Charlie Adlard’s mission as Comics Laureate continues

Yesterday, I attended and inspirational talk by Comics Laureate Charlie Adlard and Dr Natasa Lackovic from the GNC ReOPen project at Lancaster University, about how comics can encourage reading and how getting people involved in creating comics can be a… Read More ›

Lancaster University announces free “Power of Graphic Novels” networking event

Lancaster University has announced “The Power of Graphic Novels/ Comics” – a free networking event in October for regional and UK schools (Heads/ Principals, Headmasters, Headteachers, Teachers, Trustees), libraries (librarians, event and education staff), and graphic novel and comic artists/authors/illustrators…. Read More ›

Comic Laureate and Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard to deliver free talk in Lancaster

Comic Lareate Charlie Adlard‘s illustrations for The Walking Dead are recognised and celebrated throughout the world, along with his other work, and the artist will be giving a free talk about his career at the Grand Theatre, Lancaster, next month…. Read More ›

Eddie Robson and Rachael Smith share free Graphic Novels Panel billing for “Lancaster Words”

Comic creators Eddie Robson and Rachael Smith will be talking about their comics work at a free “Lancaster Words” Graphic Novels Panel on Saturday 8th July 2017 in Lancaster, an event chaired by comics editor John Freeman. The free event has… Read More ›

Lakes International Comic Art Festival announces October “Academic Sessions” conference details

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival will be hosting the LICAF Academic Sessions 2017 on Friday 13th October, the first day of its three-day Festival Weekend, kindly supported by Lancaster University. A small scale conference for those interested in comics and graphic novels… Read More ›

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