Free Comics Family Zone at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival launched

Lakes International Comic Art Festival logoFree events and activity for all the family (even if they’re not all in to comics) will take place in the Comics Family Zone at The Westmorland Shopping Centre and Kendal Library during the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October.

From cartoon strips to superhero comics, manga to graphic novels – come and find your favourites or discover new ones!

Guests also appearing at the Family Zone events include: girls comics expert Dr Mel Gibson, Paul Register and the Stan Lee Excelsior Awards, The Phoenix Comic Creation Centre, comics artist writer and publisher Tim Perkins, comics artist Dave Windett,  Perfect Spiral, Colin Shelbourn and Evsie.

There will also be drop-in activity sessions, signings and sketchings and much more with leading comics creators and publishers from around the world. Plus competitions, face-painting (adults too!) and more.

Three fantastic free events will also take place at Kendal Library: The Beano panel, a panel with Trina Robbins and a preview of Mary and Bryan Talbot and Kate Charlesworth’s new graphic novel.

Fuller details and a timetable will be available on the LICAF website in September 2013.

• Visit the LICAF website to find out more about these events and booking information:

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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