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Challenging Conventions: Lakes International Comic Art Festival set to tackle society taboos next month

This year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal next month will feature comic artwork and writers who are tackling some of the biggest issues and taboos facing society. Offering a wide ranging programme, events will include appearances by artists using the comic art form to explore – the devastating impacts of climate change, censorship,Continue reading Challenging Conventions: Lakes International Comic Art Festival set to tackle society taboos next month

Young Hellboy by Duncan Fegredo

Hellboy set to haunt Kendal, Dungeons & Dragons delights revealed at Lakes Festival

With little over a month to go before this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival (11th – 13th October 2019) in Kendal, work is proceeding apace on a number of exhibitions at the event, These will include an exclusive take on the Hellboy comics of Duncan Fegredo, the previously-announced Smurfs and Tom of Finland exhibitions and more.Continue reading Hellboy set to haunt Kendal, Dungeons & Dragons delights revealed at Lakes Festival

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Lakes International Comic Art Festival trails Programme Highlights, including VIZ World Record Challenge

A world of comic art will return to Kendal for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival (11 – 13th October 2019). Now in its seventh year, backed by the Arts Council and many other supporting organisations, the family-friendly festival will again take over the scenic town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District,Continue reading Lakes International Comic Art Festival trails Programme Highlights, including VIZ World Record Challenge

Art from Camping by Tom of Finland

Tom of Finland Centenary exhibition announced as part of this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019 is to celebrate the forthcoming 100th anniversary of the birth of Tom of Finland (born Touko Laaksonen), the world’s best loved queer artist, comics creator and gay icon with a special exhibition in Kendal in October. From the 1940s on, Tom pushed the boundaries of gay erotic art,Continue reading Tom of Finland Centenary exhibition announced as part of this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival