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

Lakes Festival Focus 2018: Zoom Rockman

Lakes Festival Focus 2018: Zoom Rockman

Every year, in the countdown to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, we bring you a series of interviews with guests at the event. We round off this year’s series with a quick chat to the force of nature that is comics creator Zoom Rockman, a British artist and satirist whose comic strip, “Skanky Pigeon” firstContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus 2018: Zoom Rockman

Beano Comic No 1 (1938) with Beano No 1 and No 2 Flyer 8 pg mini comic. Introducing Big Eggo, Lord Snooty, Little Peanut and Tin-Can Tommy

BBC Radio Scotland celebrates The Beano with new documentary

Following up on the documentary A Comic Celebration: The Dandy, BBC Radio Scotland has broadcast A Comic Celebration: The Beano in the run up to next week’s 80th anniversary of the comic’s launch on Tuesday 26th July 1938. The documentary reveals author and comedian is the guest editor of next week’s anniversary issue, on sale next Wednesday, whichContinue reading BBC Radio Scotland celebrates The Beano with new documentary

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 29 - Zoom Rockman

Zoom Rockman mind probed for latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast!

Beano cartoonist and Lakes International Comic Art Festival patron Zoom Rockman is the guest of the organisation’s podcast this week. Zoom is a young creator who started producing comics from a young age, He appeared in the Beano at age 12 and in Private Eye at 16. Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates have a chatContinue reading Zoom Rockman mind probed for latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast!

Zoom Rockman SNIP

Zoom Rockman announced as latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival patron

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced its latest patron is cartoonist Zoom Rockman, who sprang to comics fame at a young age with his work for the humour weekly, Beano. Zoom Rockman is a British artist/ satirist whose comic strip, Skanky Pigeon first appeared in the Beano when he was 12 years old. Age 16, he becameContinue reading Zoom Rockman announced as latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival patron