Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019 - First Guests

Lakes International Comic Art Festival announces first guests, Junko Mizuno poster revealed

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced its first guests for its weekend-long event in October 2019, with Early Bird Passes on sale now. Announced are Japanese manga artist Junko Mizuno, who has also provided the stunning poster art for this year’s Festival, an event focused on how comics are always Pushing Boundaries, while celebrating, asContinue reading Lakes International Comic Art Festival announces first guests, Junko Mizuno poster revealed

NCSFest 2019 Banner - February 2019

NCSFest, a major new US comics Festival, announces full guest line-up

NCSFest, a major new comics happening in the United States this May has announced its full incredible line-up of world-renowned creators who will be heading to take over Huntington Beach, California. From the world of comic strips come the creators of Zits, Baby Blues, Mutts, Cathy, The Family Circus, Luann, Lio, Popeye, Beetle Bailey andContinue reading NCSFest, a major new US comics Festival, announces full guest line-up

NCSFest 2019 - art by Luke McGarry

NCSFest Artists Alley ready to get down on Main Street, Huntington Beach next May!

Coming to Huntington Beach, California in May 2019, the first-ever NCSFest is now shaping up to be the biggest free comic arts festival in North America, with a guest list that already includes Sergio Aragonés, Pénélope Bagieu, Ed Brubaker, Daniel Clowes, Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, Patrick McDonnell, Sean Phillips, Pulitzer-winning editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes and MAD magazine’s TomContinue reading NCSFest Artists Alley ready to get down on Main Street, Huntington Beach next May!

NCSFest 2019 Postcard

National Cartoonists Society, Lakes and Lyon BD Festivals partner for new US event, NCSFest, next May

The Kendal-based Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced a new international partnership with France’s Lyon BD Festival and the US-based National Cartoonists Society to bring a new comics event to Huntington Beach, California, in May 2019. The National Cartoonists Society has chosen the city of Huntington Beach, California, to host the inaugural NCSFest, a celebrationContinue reading National Cartoonists Society, Lakes and Lyon BD Festivals partner for new US event, NCSFest, next May

Laydeez do podcasts!

Next week sees the online airing of Laydeez do podcasts: The female form in comics. In two talks recorded at Laydeez do comics, Dr. Ann Miller, lecturer and joint editor of European Comic Art journal talks about stereotypical representations of women in bandes dessinées, particularly Penelope Bagieu, creator of ‘chic-lit’ comic Joséphine; and Karrie FransmanContinue reading Laydeez do podcasts!