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

GOOF! Comic Launch Banner

In Praise of… comic artist (and editor!) Marc Jackson (and his new humuour comic, Goof!)

Marc Jackson is one of the busiest cartoonist’s on the British comic scene at the moment. From his strips in online comic Aces Weekly, to his own superb self-published books to his cover for Splank! Number One, his style is instantly recognisable. Marc is also a perfect example of how to promote comics to kidsContinue reading In Praise of… comic artist (and editor!) Marc Jackson (and his new humuour comic, Goof!)

New indie humour comic SPLANK! makes a splash with first issue now on sale

After a successful launch at the recent Enniskillen Comics Festival, the Belfast originated anthology comic SPLANK! , eited and published by Peter Duncan, is now available, featuring some fabulous new strips from Mike Higgs (creator of “The Cloak”, first published in POW! back in the 1960s, now revived), Davy Francis, Marc Jackson, Nigel Parkinson, John Robbins, DaveContinue reading New indie humour comic SPLANK! makes a splash with first issue now on sale