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Lakes Festival Focus 2017: An Interview with Australian comics creator and educator Stuart Medley

We’re just one day away from this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival and we have another interview with one of many guests from across the globe – with Australian comics creator and educator Stuart Medley. Stuart’s comics clients have included the Imperial War Museum and Berg’s Publishing. He was a founder of, [sic]BAG Comics,Continue reading Lakes Festival Focus 2017: An Interview with Australian comics creator and educator Stuart Medley

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Academic Sessions

Lakes International Comic Art Festival announces October “Academic Sessions” conference details

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival will be hosting the LICAF Academic Sessions 2017 on Friday 13th October, the first day of its three-day Festival Weekend, kindly supported by Lancaster University. A small scale conference for those interested in comics and graphic novels and their growing impact in universities and beyond, guest speakers will be John McShane, translator andContinue reading Lakes International Comic Art Festival announces October “Academic Sessions” conference details

Frank Santoro, Aidan Koch and Connor Willumsen at the 2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival, talking about the evolution of the Comic Workbook as both a platform and guidance for budding comics artists. Photo courtesy Comic Workbook

From the Trenches: The Lakes International Comic Festival’s Academic Workshop

Mel Gibson reports on another aspect of this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival – its academic workshop, an aspect set to expand next year… The Lakes International Comic Art Festival‘s approach to developing links with the academy is distinctive. Their work with Lancaster University, for instance, which has led to Benoît Peeters becoming the UK’s first professorContinue reading From the Trenches: The Lakes International Comic Festival’s Academic Workshop

Simon Guy from Lancaster University presents the Asterix team with medals, adied by Festival Director Julie Tait. The Tintin team got medals too (because it "was cheaper to buy them in bulk", Julie explained).

Asterix pips Tintin to top Greatest Hero vote in Lakes Festival opening debate

It was neck and neck at the end of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival‘s opening night debate, but in the end, the audience voted by just one vote to establish Asterix as the character most deserving that cherished place on your oversized bookshelf – just beating Tintin in a fun debate to kickstart the weekend. Between AsterixContinue reading Asterix pips Tintin to top Greatest Hero vote in Lakes Festival opening debate

"Five Bridges" Exhibition Poster by Mike Medaglia

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Exhibitions include Kendal floods tribute, Fringe events revealed

With just four weeks to go to the event, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival has revealed its full Exhibitions plans around this year’s three day-long weekend (14th – 16th October) in Kendal, alongside its ever-popular Fringe events, which include Guardian political cartoonist Martin Rowson creating a mural right outside local MP and Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron‘sContinue reading Lakes International Comic Art Festival Exhibitions include Kendal floods tribute, Fringe events revealed