The first meeting of the London Cartoon Festival Support and Social Group (soon to be shortened to LICfest) takes place at The Cartoonist Pub in London next week.
LICfest is an online gathering of cartoonists, caricaturists, cartoon students, enthusiasts, fans, friends and relatives, all with the aim of realising the first ever London International Cartoon Festival in 2010.
The first “real world” event at the Cartonist Pub will be the first of ongoing monthly meetings, offering workshops, talks and “general good time socialising and networking”, says co-organiser Simon Ellinas.
“We will be outlining our plans for the Festival, sharing ideas and generally having lots of fun and chances to meet new people with an interest in cartooning or similar art forms.”
In addition to the chance to meet lots of cartoonists, there will be entertainment from singer songwriter Will Kevans.
The London International Cartoon Festival (LICfest) already has a possible home at The British Library. “We just need the money, the support and the enthusiasm to make it happen!”
• LICfest meets at the Cartoonists Pub from 7.00pm until 10.00pm on Tuesday 3rd March.
The Pub is located at the London International Press Centre, 76 Shoe Lane London EC4A 3JB. Tel: 020 73532828 (It’s accessible down a street called Little New Street).
• You can join LICfest Ecademy Club and sign up to attend (completely FREE!) the LICfest Meeting Ecademy.
• You can also join the LICfest Facebook Group and register for the LICfest Meeting on Facebook.
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. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 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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