Simon Thorp

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… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

Lakes International Comic Art Festival celebrates Will Eisner with competition, comic and exclusive exhibition

Recognising the work of ground-breaking American comic creator Will Eisner, creator of “The Spirit”, the  Lakes International Comic Art Festival is pleased to announce not one but three celebratory projects to mark his incredible contribution to the development of the comics form – a competition… Read More ›

Dave Gibbons, Mark Buckingham art included in Lakes International Comic Art Festival auction

  The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has just launched a fund-raising auction on eBay that will help raise finds for its 2015 outreach and Festival activities which includes artwork by Dave Gibbons, French artist Boulet, Jeff Smith and artists from… Read More ›

Knockabout Comics, VIZ and other comic rebels get set to subvert the Lakes Festival

The Edinburgh Festival has its own Fringe, and every major political party conference has its fringe events, both straight-laced and bizarre… and now this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival (17th – 19th October 2014) has gained its own subversive edge, courtesy… Read More ›

VIZ UnMasked – or, “It’s not all over until the fat lady sings…”

Hot on the heels of the British Library’s “Comics UnMasked” exhibition comes the Lakes International Comic Art Festival‘s very own homage to art and anarchy in the UK – “VIZ Unmasked“. VIZ Unmasked will, amongst other things, reveal the dark… Read More ›

VIZ creators at Lakes Festival, new edition of ‘Profanisaurus’ on sale

Members of the VIZ comic team will be at the Lakes International Comics Festival next month – and copies of the new edition of the long-running Profanisaurus, inspired by the ‘Roger Mellie’ strip. Hail Sweary: The All New Profanisaurus, a… Read More ›

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