Lakes International Comic Art Festival Exhibitors announced, Early Bird Tickets flying fast!

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has confirmed its full list of exhibitors who will be joining a huge range of British and international comic creators at weekend-long event in Bowness-on-Windermere (14th – 16th October 2022).

Early Bird Tickets are available now, and selling fast. The discount is available until 20th April 2022 and gets buyers 20% off prices. Simply use the discount code LICAF20 at checkout, which is valid for day passes and weekend passes.

Bryan Talbot with an early copy of the Legend of Luther Arkwright. Photo courtesy Bryan Talbot
Bryan Talbot with an early copy of the Legend of Luther Arkwright. Photo courtesy Bryan Talbot

A huge range of comic creators, selected from almost one hundred applications, will take up residence in the Lakeview Comics Marketplace in the centre of Bowness over the weekend, including Festival patron Bryan Talbot, Instagram sensation Clarice TudorGustaffo VargasILYADoctor Who comic artist Martin GeraghtyOlivia SullivanRachael SmithSchnumn and Tom Ward.

Publishers attending include newcomer B7 Comics, launching their SF title Pilgrim and The Lad Himself, a graphic novel telling the story of comedian Tony Hancock, established independents Knockabout ComicsMarksoia, and The 77 Publications, who have recently added a new comic, Pandora, to their popular line up of anthology titles.

Art by Rachael Smith
Art by Rachael Smith

The Lakeview Comics Marketplace complements the Festival’s diverse guest list, which includes Alison BechdelMatthew DooleyDave GibbonsJaime HernandezBryan HitchMick McMahonBex OllertonSean PhillipsGreg RuckaRian HughesPosy SimmondsFiona Stephenson, with more guests still to be announced.

“We’re delighted to have so many great comic creators and publishers join the Festival in our new home, Bowness-on-Windermere,” says Festival Director Julie Tait. “Interest in the new location has been huge, and we still have our Little LICAF events for children and exhibition plans to announce!”

• A full guide to exhibitors features here on the Festival web site

They are: A&A Co., Amber Hsu, Art-Bubble, B7 Comics, Beatrice Mossman, Benjamin Dickson, Bryan Talbot, Bungaroosh, Cartoonists’ Club of Great Britain, Catfood Comics, Clarice Tudor, Clark Bint, Comics Youth CIC, Coming Home – Re-Live, Drew Marr of Gold Lion Comics, Fanfare Presents, Gustaffo Vargas, ILYA GRAPHIC, J Webster Sharp, James Chapman, Joe Latham, Kate Mia White, Kev F Sutherland, Knockabout Comics, Lyndon White, Markosia Enterprises, Martin Geraghty, Matt Smith! (Smith vs Smith), Myriad Editions, NCS Fest, Nick Brokenshire, Olivia Sullivan (ZEB.KO), Peter Morey Comics, Rachael Smith, Roger Langridge, Schnumn, SelfMadeHero, Sula Hancock, Teesside University, The 77 Publications, The Cartoon Museum, Tom Ward, Twins Cartoons, and Una

• Head to the Festival web site now for further information about ticket options, or go straight to EventBrite and grab your tickets now

The discount is available until 20th April 2022 and gets buyers 20% off prices. Simply use the discount code LICAF20 at checkout, which is valid for day passes and weekend passes

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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