Cartoonists Club of Great Britain back at Lakes Festival in October

Cartoonists Club of Great BritainThe Cartoonists Club of Great Britain are back at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival this year, with their club stand in the Comics Clock Tower as usual, along with many other great exhibitors, festooned with Rich Skipworth’s amazing towers of power. Seeing the event as a great opportunity for showing and selling members’ merchandise, they’ll also be holding their club AGM over the festival weekend.

As you’d imagine, over the weekend the team always come up with a number of Kendal-related gags… here are three from previous years, from Simon Chadwick, Tim Harries and Chris Williams.

Hillwalking Dead by Simon Chadwick

Hillwalking Dead by Simon Chadwick

Southampton-based Simon Chadwick has over 20 years of professional experience, much  in a design and advertising setting. Together with partner Josephine, a journalist, he set up Ceratopia, a business combining his talents for graphic design and cartoon illustration. That was over ten years ago now, and during that time he’s worked with many High Street brands, visitor attractions and other design agencies.

Simon has illustrated almost thirty children’s picture books, including Georgy The Goat, written by John Perkins, and The Rubbish Monster Thing, which he both wrote and drew. He also regularly visits Hampshire schools to talk about the topics covered by some of the books and run workshops.

Ceratopia is online at ceratopia.co.uk

Kendal Mint Cake by Tim Harries

Kendal Mint Cake by Tim Harries

Tim Harries is a UK-based freelance professional cartoonist producing cartoons, comic strips and humorous illustration for a variety of clients, including Weird Fish, the Calendar Club, Readers Digest UK and USA, Private Eye, Saga, The Oldie, Punch, Country Cards, Oxford University Press, Scania, Brittany Ferries and many more.

He’s online at harriescartoons.co.uk and has a RedBubble store here

Extermintcake by Chris Williams

Extermintcake by Chris Williams

Chris Williams or ‘Dink’ (oh ‘ello that’s me), is a freelance cartoonist based in Liverpool, whose work spans both corporate and personal projects, who has been published in the UK and abroad. He’s a serving committee member of The Cartoonists’ Club of Great Britain.

You can fine more of his work on www.dinktoons.com

CCGB members Tim Harries, Noel Ford and Rich Skipworth live drawing during a rare quiet moment at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in 2018

CCGB members Tim Harries, Noel Ford and Rich Skipworth live drawing during a rare quiet moment at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in 2018

Being a member of the Cartoonists Club of Great Britain gives you the opportunity to meet up with loads of cartoonists from all over the country. It’s primarily a social club for cartoonists and as such we organise all kinds of get togethers from small evening meet-ups to larger multi-day events and conventions

If you’re an aspiring cartoonist, find out more about CCGB’s activities, plans for the Festival and “Jester” magazine here

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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