Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019 Windows Trail art by Nikki Bates

Adlard, McGarrys, Rockman and more wow with Lakes Festival Windows Trail comic art in Kendal

The seventh year of the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival brings with it the annual “Windows Trail”, now bringing Kendal alive with comics in the run up to the annual weekend of comic creator-led fun, over 11th – 13th OctoberContinue reading Adlard, McGarrys, Rockman and more wow with Lakes Festival Windows Trail comic art in Kendal

Bookmarks Exhibition - Poster cartoons by © Sarah Boyce, The Surreal McCoy & Noel Ford

“Bookmarks” cartoon exhibition opens at Westminster Reference Library

Bookmarks, an exhibition of cartoons on the theme of books, literature and libraries drawn by the UK’s finest and funniest cartoonists, is running now at London’s Westminster Reference Library until 22nd June 2019.Continue reading “Bookmarks” cartoon exhibition opens at Westminster Reference Library

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