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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

Lakes Festival Focus 2019 - Lucy Sullivan

Lakes Festival Focus 2019: An Interview with Artist Lucy Sullivan

Every year, in the countdown to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October, we bring you a series of interviews with guests at the event. This “Festival Focus” for 2019 is with artist, author and animator Lucy Sullivan, whose graphic novel Barking, supported by the Festival, gets its launch at the event this year.Continue reading Lakes Festival Focus 2019: An Interview with Artist Lucy Sullivan

Barking by Lucy Sullivan

Lakes International Comic Art Festival graphic novel launches revealed

This year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October in Kendal, will see the launch of several new graphic novels, including Barking by Lucy Sullivan from Unbound, commissioned by the organisation. The weekend-long event in Kendal will also see a quick fire celebration of Myriad Editions first Graphic Novel Competition, spotlighting some terrific new works. The FestivalContinue reading Lakes International Comic Art Festival graphic novel launches revealed

Why are there no women cartoonists? by Cinders McLeod

WebFind: “Why Are There No Women Cartoonists?” by Cinders McLeod

Cinders McLeod – writer, satirist, artist, doublebassist and creator of the Moneybunnies series, financial literary for kids – drew a cartoon in 1991 in response to the oft-asked question “why are there no women cartoonists?” 20 year later, in 2011, she looked at it and thought it should be out there and posted it onContinue reading WebFind: “Why Are There No Women Cartoonists?” by Cinders McLeod

SHARKS! by Christian Talbot and artist Sophie Hodge

Crowdfunding Spotlight: SHARKS! by Christian Talbot and Sophie Hodge

The eagerly anticipated book of internet sensation The Life of Sharks is finally here – of it will be if folk hunt it down and spear a copy of SHARKS! on Unbound. It’s much nicer than spearing real sharks, which we do not endorse, ever, here on downthetubes. (Yes, even Hookjaw. He’s just misunderstood. Honest).Continue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: SHARKS! by Christian Talbot and Sophie Hodge