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

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

Enthusiastic comic fans mix with equally enthused comic creators in the Comics Clock Tower at the 2015 Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Photo: John Freeman

Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2017 Comics Clock Tower Line Up Revealed

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced the comic creators who will have a presence in their free-to-enter Comics Clock Tower venue in Kendal Town Hall in October. The creators were chosen after hundreds of applications were sifted through by the Festival team and its patrons, and you’ll find guests at the event suchContinue reading Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2017 Comics Clock Tower Line Up Revealed

Mary and Bryan Talbot. Image courtesy Bryan Talbot

Bryan and Mary Talbot nominated for National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award

Bryan Talbot and Mary Talbot are among the 2016 NCS Divisional Award nominees for the 71st Annual US National Cartoonists Society Reuben Awards. Bryan and Mary are nominated for their project The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia, alongside Jules Feiffer (for Cousin Joseph) and Rick Geary (for Black Dahlia). Set against the backgroundContinue reading Bryan and Mary Talbot nominated for National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award

Stan Sakai

Fifth Lakes International Comic Art Festival Line-Up Announced, Tickets On Sale Now

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced its full guest list for this year’s Festival Weekend in Kendal (13th – 15th October 2017) – and it’s simply crammed with amazing guests, including Stan Sakai, Sergio Aragonés, Ryan North, Mariko Tamaki – and a smashing smattering of 2000AD creators including Steve MacManus, to boot. This year, by popularContinue reading Fifth Lakes International Comic Art Festival Line-Up Announced, Tickets On Sale Now