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Paying it Forward: The Road to the Breakthrough Project by Tim Pilcher

Breakthrough project co-ordinator Tim Pilcher talks about the people who helped him find his feet in the comics industry, and how that has led to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival’s innovative new project to develop new comics talent… As reported earlier, Breakthrough is an 18-month mentoring initiative set up by the Lakes International ComicContinue reading Paying it Forward: The Road to the Breakthrough Project by Tim Pilcher

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Lakes Festival’s Breakthrough project aims to find the future of comics

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has launched its ambitious Breakthrough project, which aims to give under-represented individuals a chance to express themselves through the medium of comics. Breakthrough is an 18-month mentoring initiative co-ordinated by writer, publisher and editor Tim Pilcher, set up by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, in conjunction with ArtsContinue reading Lakes Festival’s Breakthrough project aims to find the future of comics

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Brighton’s Cartoon County delivers Lip Hook creators David Hine and Mark Stafford

Comic creators David Hine and Mark Stafford will be interviewed by Alex Fitch at the free Cartoon County in Brighton on Monday, discussing their brilliant recent graphic novel Lip Hook, published last year by SelfMadeHero, and their forthcoming book The Bad Bad Place, coming from Soaring Penguin Press at the end of this year. David Hine has been workingContinue reading Brighton’s Cartoon County delivers Lip Hook creators David Hine and Mark Stafford

Young fans, unfazed by bad weather, at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Photo: LICAF

From The Trenches and In Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018

This year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival – the weekend-long event in Kendal, Cumbria, now in its sixth year – saw dedicated comics fans brave Storm Callum in their hundreds to enjoy a weekend of creator events, exhibitions (some still on), steampunk, book launches and more this weekend. For me, it was a bit ofContinue reading From The Trenches and In Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018

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In Review: ‘The Needleman’ by Martin Simpson

Created by Martin Simpson Published by Soaring Penguin Press “Needlemen are the dark enforcers of a dystopian city of slaves. For one particular Needlman, a seemingly everyday investigation will spiral out of control and comprehension….” The Review : This is a collection of a series that was previously published in the Soaring Penguin Press anthology seriesContinue reading In Review: ‘The Needleman’ by Martin Simpson