GOOF! Comic #6 cover by Marc Jackson

Digital anthology comic GOOF! to go on hiatus in June – but what a ride it’s been!

Digitally-distributed comics offer many opportunities for creators, not least of them a global audience, minimal distribution costs and the opportunity to creatively push the comic’s form in new ways impossible on paper. But with those opportunities come the problems of making your voice heard in an ocean full of competing talent, as artist Marc Jackson, publisher of the the subscription-based anthology GOOF! has discovered, and recounts here, as the project prepares to go on hiatus…Continue reading Digital anthology comic GOOF! to go on hiatus in June – but what a ride it’s been!

Hotdog and Mustard by Marc Jackson

Meet Hotdog and Mustard, Marc Jackson’s latest mad creations

Hotdog and Mustard is the latest crazy comic caper from cartoonist Marc Jackson, the brains behind digital comic Goof! Hotdog is a big dog, Mustard is a small dog. When Mustard opens a parcel addressed to his owner Dave, what’s inside leads them on a wacky ‘real-time’ adventure that involves, a robot, a carpet, anContinue reading Meet Hotdog and Mustard, Marc Jackson’s latest mad creations

Playing for a Draw - National Football Museum Exhibition 2018

In Pictures: Playing for a Draw Football Comics Exhibition, the National Football Museum

The ‘Playing for a Draw’ exhibition, showcasing the history and creativity of football comics and illustration across the world has just opened at the National Football Museum in Manchester. As we previously reported, it’s been curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum and will go on tour laterContinue reading In Pictures: Playing for a Draw Football Comics Exhibition, the National Football Museum

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 31 - Macc-Pow 2018

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast interviews Macc-Pow comic creators about their work

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast team visited Macc-Pow in Macclesfield last month, now in its third year. Podcast co-host Nikki Bates stood behind the table selling comics for the first time, while Ian Loxam had a great chat with many wonderful creators. Interviewed for the Podcast were Nick Brokenshire, David Leach, Lew Stringer, Rick Eades, Floating RockContinue reading Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast interviews Macc-Pow comic creators about their work

Macc-Pow 2018. Photo courtesy Ian Loxam

In Review: Macc-Pow 2018

Ian Loxam, co-host of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast, reports on the latest annual comic event in Macclesfield, organised by comic creator Marc Jackson… Macc-Pow is a small comic convention held in Macclesfield. Currently on its third year, it’s run by a small team, headed up by comic creator Marc Jackson. He throwsContinue reading In Review: Macc-Pow 2018