Junko Mizuno

Junko Mizuno to open exhibition of work at University of Cumbria next week

Japanese manga artist Junko Mizuno – much admired for her unique gothic-cute artworks as well as a collaboration with Ikea – is visiting students at the University of Cumbria to share secrets of success, ahead of her appearance at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Junko is stopping off at the University’s Brampton Road campusContinue reading Junko Mizuno to open exhibition of work at University of Cumbria next week

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Junko Mizuno exhibition heads to the University of Cumbria in Carlisle

A free exhibition of art by Junko Mizuno, including paintings, drawings and sculptures, goes on display at the University of Cumbria‘s Brampton Road Campus in Carlisle, Cumbria in October – and the artist herself will make an appearance 10th October. Junko Mizuno grew up in Tokyo, Japan but now lives in San Francisco. She hasContinue reading Junko Mizuno exhibition heads to the University of Cumbria in Carlisle

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Hellboy-inspired “Hell of a Comic Art Challenge” entries teased

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has revealed some of the fantastic entries received for its 2019 “Hell of a Comic Art Challenge” from students of the arts and young comic art enthusiasts, who have been creatively exploring the depths Hell to create new comic characters! The competition, supported by the University of Cumbria, isContinue reading Hellboy-inspired “Hell of a Comic Art Challenge” entries teased

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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