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Lakes Festival Report: “The Friday Sessions” – When Academia and Comics Collide!

Dr Mel Gibson reports on a day of comic study and discussion held as part of this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival… The expansion and transformation of the academic wing of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival continued in 2018. Held in the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, The Friday Sessions as they are known, wereContinue reading Lakes Festival Report: “The Friday Sessions” – When Academia and Comics Collide!

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Comic Art Festival Academic Sessions announced for October in Kendal

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced this year’s “Friday Sessions” – a full day of talks and discussions exploring comic art in all its guises, taking place Friday 12th October 2018 as part of the Festival weekend in Kendal. The “Friday Sessions” are open to academics, students and all comic fans who wish to digContinue reading Comic Art Festival Academic Sessions announced for October in Kendal

Beatrix Potter Reimagined: "Fooled" by Beatriz Lostalé Seijo

Lakes Festival’s “Beatrix Potter Reimagined: Competition Winners Announced

The winners of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival’s Beatrix Potter Reimagined competition have been announced. A creative project by the organisation, supported by the University of Cumbria, the competition attracted entries from across the UK. The overall winner is artist Beatriz Lostalé Seijo, for her entry “Fooled” and the runners up are Ian F, for “Tod & Brock” and Katie Watkins, forContinue reading Lakes Festival’s “Beatrix Potter Reimagined: Competition Winners Announced

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Sean Phillips’ Phono+Graphic Exhibition opens in Carlisle

The hugely successful Phono+Graphic exhibition curated by comics artist Sean Phillips arrives in  Carlisle next week. Phono+Graphic is a collection (including some real rarities) of vinyl record sleeves designed by comic strip artists. The exhibition previewed at last year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal but has since traveled to Toronto, then Macclesfield and now,Continue reading Sean Phillips’ Phono+Graphic Exhibition opens in Carlisle

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Students invited to Reimagine the Art of Beatrix Potter

This year is the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter – a literary and artistic icon who is synonymous with the English Lake District. Her books have sold more than 40 million copies worldwide and have been translated into over 35 languages. Beatrix Potter is without doubt one of the most beloved and influential storytellers and artists ofContinue reading Students invited to Reimagine the Art of Beatrix Potter