Young fans, unfazed by bad weather, at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Photo: LICAF

From The Trenches and In Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018

This year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival – the weekend-long event in Kendal, Cumbria, now in its sixth year – saw dedicated comics fans brave Storm Callum in their hundreds to enjoy a weekend of creator events, exhibitions (some still on), steampunk, book launches and more this weekend. For me, it was a bit ofContinue reading From The Trenches and In Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018

Thought Bubble 2018 - Shazleen Khan - SNIP

Looking Back at Thought Bubble 2018 and finding new ways to learn the comic craft

Artist and writer Gavin Pollock looks back at this year’s Thought Bubble Festival and reflects on its unique approach to promoting comics and, more widely the opportunities seeking to learn the comic craft it brings into focus… Thought Bubble day started easily enough when the stray cat turned up yowling for food. Cats are strangeContinue reading Looking Back at Thought Bubble 2018 and finding new ways to learn the comic craft

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 37 - Clockwork Watch

Fired up for the Lakes Festival! Podcast spotlights Clockwork Watch event plans

There’s another packed episode of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast on offer this week, as the team prepare for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018 – not long to go now! This episode Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates chat to comic creators Yomi Ayeni and Corey Brotherson about their Clockwork Watch eventContinue reading Fired up for the Lakes Festival! Podcast spotlights Clockwork Watch event plans

Lakes Festival Focus 2018: Yomi Ayeni

Lakes Festival Focus 2018: Yomi Ayeni

Every year, in the countdown to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, we bring you a series of interviews with guests at the event. This “Festival Focus” for 2018 is Yomi Ayeni, an award winning Transmedia creator, producer, filmmaker, and storyteller, who will be co-ordinating a very special steampunk project at LICAF this October – he’sContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus 2018: Yomi Ayeni

Lakes Festival Focus: Corey Brotherson

Lakes Festival Focus 2018: Corey Brotherson

Every year, in the countdown to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, we bring you a series of interviews with guests at the event. This “Festival Focus” for 2018 is Corey Brotherson, a writer and editor with over 15 years’ experience writing copy and content for websites, publishers, magazines and TV. He’s also scribed a variety ofContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus 2018: Corey Brotherson