Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019. Image: Brewery Arts Centre

From the Trenches and in Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019

Heading to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019, the event the culmination a year of publicity work for me, and others, and endless hours of hard work and organisation by the dedicated team based largely in Kendal, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of trepidation. Not because we weren’t prepared in any way,Continue reading From the Trenches and in Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019

Pictured left to right: Breakthrough co-ordinator Tim Pilcher with participants Danny Christie, Hannah Hodgson, Michael Lightfoot, Abbigayle Bircham and Halima Hassan at Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire, in May 2019

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Breakthrough new creators project gets underway

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has held the first workshops for its ambitious Breakthrough project, which aims to give under-represented individuals a chance to express themselves through the medium of comics. Five aspiring comic creators – Abbigayle Bircham, Danny Christie, Halima Hassan, Hannah Hodgson and Michael Lightfoot – are taking part in the inaugural 18-month mentoring initiative,Continue reading Lakes International Comic Art Festival Breakthrough new creators project gets underway

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 48 - Tim Pilcher

Tim Pilcher reveals more about Breakthrough project for new comic creators

On the latest episode of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast, editor and publisher Tim Pilcher talks about the new, recently launched Breakthrough project, aimed at encouraging new and upcoming comics talent. Tim is running Breakthrough for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival through 2019 and into 2020 resulting in the opportunity for newContinue reading Tim Pilcher reveals more about Breakthrough project for new comic creators

Dave Gibbons and Tim Pilcher - SNIP

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

Lakes International Comic Art Festival - Breakthrough Project Logo

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