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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

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Nominees Announced for 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards

Comic-Con International has announced the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2018, and a number of British creators are honoured, including John Allison, Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie. The Spirit anthology, edited by artist Sean Phillips and published by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, also receives a nomination in the “Best Anthology”Continue reading Nominees Announced for 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards

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Lakes International Comic Art Festival art auction announced, includes Walking Dead, Batman originals

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is running another amazing original art auction, and advance viewing has just opened. The online auction itself begins on 1st May 2018. Aiming to raise funds for LICAF and the charity OCD Action, the auction showcases original published artwork including pages and covers from Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead),Continue reading Lakes International Comic Art Festival art auction announced, includes Walking Dead, Batman originals

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14-18 NOW “Traces of the Great War” international comic anthology announced

Kendal’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced Traces of the Great War, a new and ambitious anthology publication exploring the traces and impact of the World War One on our lives today. Featuring over 20 internationally acclaimed comic artists and writers, the project has been jointly commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s official arts programme forContinue reading 14-18 NOW “Traces of the Great War” international comic anthology announced

Former Tharg Steve MacManus probed in latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast!

There’s a slightly different episode of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast on offer this week as the team take an episode off. In place of their usual format, you get the opportunity to listen to a recording of the  “Meet The Mighty One: A Celebration of 2000AD” panel recorded at this year’s Festival.Continue reading Former Tharg Steve MacManus probed in latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast!