The University of Dundee tam at San Diego Comic Con 2018 with Scott McCloud (centre)

San Diego Comic Con 2018: The Academic’s Eye View!

Phillip Vaughan from the University of Dundee reports on this year’s San Diego Comic Con, casting an academic’s eye over one of the biggest annual comics gatherings in the United States… I have been lucky enough to attend four San Diego Comic Cons now, presenting academic papers at the Comics Arts Conference and, from lastContinue reading San Diego Comic Con 2018: The Academic’s Eye View!

Artist Dave McKean announced as inaugural winner of the International Award for Excellence in Comic Art

Arkham Asylum artist Dave McKean was announced as the inaugural winner of the Sergio Aragonés International Award for Excellence in Comic Art at the weekend. The announcement was made at the opening ceremony of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival which runs from 13–15th October in Kendal, Cumbria. Sergio Aragonés, one of the most famousContinue reading Artist Dave McKean announced as inaugural winner of the International Award for Excellence in Comic Art

In Words and Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2017

Artist and designer Simon Russell, whose recent work includes Nearlymades, “a smattering of found stories and kipple narratives”, headed to Kendal for this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival and has kindly given us permission to cross post his account of the event… I’ve missed one Lakes International Comic Art Festival so far. A willingness toContinue reading In Words and Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2017

Art by Sergio Aragonés

Who will win the first ever Sergio Aragonés International Award for Excellence in Comic Art?

As we’ve previously reported, Sergio Aragonés, the world’s fastest cartoonist, will be making a rare appearance as part of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival (13th – 15th October in Kendal, Cumbria). One of the most famous and influential living cartoonists, Sergio, perhaps best known for his work on MAD Magazine, is world renowned forContinue reading Who will win the first ever Sergio Aragonés International Award for Excellence in Comic Art?

Art by Sergio Aragonés

2017 Lakes International Comic Art Festival Programme Revealed, some of the British Comics events highlighted

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has just revealed its programme for its Festival Weekend in October 2017, celebrating comic art from across the world, and I’ve picked out just some of the highlights for fans of British comics. The Festival Weekend features over 70 international guests, including Sergio Aragonés, Stan Sakai, Comics Laureate Charlie Adlard, Hannah Berry, Melinda Gebbie,Continue reading 2017 Lakes International Comic Art Festival Programme Revealed, some of the British Comics events highlighted