Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2017 – Full Programme Revealed

Michael Cho's art for the 2017 Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Michael Cho’s art for the 2017 Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Get set for a celebration of comic art from across the world! The full final programme for this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival is now available, to read online or download as a PDF.

The weekend-long festival (running Friday 13th – Sunday 15th October 2017), celebrating the amazing world of comics, takes over the scenic town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District.

Featuring live comic drawing, films, exhibitions, comic trails, workshops, performance, masterclasses, a free family zone and independent publishers – the events programme is bursting with opportunities to get up close and personal with some of the leading comic artists and writers from across the world.

The Festival brings the biggest names in comic art to Cumbria with over 70 special guests from across the comic world.

There really is something for everyone, whether you’re a comic veteran, new to comics or just love seeing amazing artists at work.

• Read the Festival Programme online (Issuu) | Download the Lakes Internationals Comic Art Festival Programme (PDF)

Book Your Festival Tickets Now!

• Book your tickets for this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival here. This year’s events programme includes live draws, masterclasses, interactive talks and a chance to get up close to the best comic creators in the world! 

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Read our series of “Kendal Calling” interviews with comic creators such as Michael Cho, Aimée de Jongh, Peter Milligan and many more



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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