Cast Your Votes for the LICAF Coronacartoon Virtual Exhibition

LICAF LIVE presents... A Coronacartoon Virtual Exhibition

It’s time to cast your votes – or at least your “Likes” – for the upcoming LICAF LIVE presents… A Coronacartoon Virtual Exhibition!

Over the past few months, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival has collected together cartoons on the theme of Covid-19 and the Coronavirus Pandemic, and plan to put these into a virtual exhibition over the weekend of LICAF LIVE (9th – 11th October).

Have a look through the gallery on their Facebook Page, then simply like the ones you like. LICAF will then track and trace your preferences, robustly test them and isolate the winners.

The creator of this take on the "Batman Slap" meme is unknown
The creator of this take on the “Batman Slap” meme is unknown

“We’ll virtually crown (which seems more appropriate than a medal, or trophy) the ultimate Coronacartoon, with virtual runner up prizes for second and third place,” says challenge co-ordinator Sim Leech.

“Much has been, is being, and is yet to be, written about the Coronavirus crisis. Each of us is being affected across a wide spectrum of ways, from positivity, through mundanity, to negativity and even, of course, tragedy. We have collected cartoons that reflect aspects of the virus which are funny or serious, global or local, political or personal, touching or perhaps even (to some) offensive.

“We have tried our very best to correctly credit all the artists, but please let us know if we have any wrong!”

The album of LICAF LIVE presents… A Coronacartoon Virtual Exhibition candidates is here on the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Facebook Page – simply “like” your favourite!

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The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. 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 "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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