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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 on the World War One-inspired anthology. Launching on 18th October 2018 in Kendal, the newContinue reading Traces of the Great War tie-in education resource to get launch in Kendal

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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 “Friday Sessions” are open to academics, students and all comic fans who wish to digContinue reading Comic Art Festival Academic Sessions announced for October in Kendal

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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 is an ambassadorial and educational role for the comic medium and aims to raise awarenessContinue reading Catching Up with Comics Laureate Charlie Adlard – A Year in the Life

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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 transformative experience. It was very encouraging (and I found out there’s even some recent scientificContinue reading How Comics inspire reading – Charlie Adlard’s mission as Comics Laureate continues

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. Working in partnership with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, the event will be ledContinue reading Lancaster University announces free “Power of Graphic Novels” networking event