2020 may have been a bit, well, average – to say the least. But for hundreds who tuned in – and continue to tune in thanks to the 90 plus interviews, presentations and workshops still online, and some virtual exhibitions, too – the Lakes International Comic Art Festival managed to put smiles on many a comic lover’s face with #LICAFLIVE, a wonderful online celebration of comics.
In the latest Festival Podcast episode, Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates are joined by contributors Mike Williams and Pete Taylor, to discuss the weekend and the events that took place.
You can catch up on all the videos from the weekend at www.comicartfestival.com.
Also this episode, check out the Podcast’s new sound as the team prepare for 2021’s Festival, in Kendal! Pop the 15th to 17th October 2021 in your diary now…Listen to “Comic Art Festival Podcast” on Spreaker.
• Most #LICAFLIVE content is also available on the LICAF YouTube Channel here, including the Comics Master Classes – but check the official LICAF site for exhibitions and some other items, such as the Desert Island Comics interview with comic creator Kelly Sue DeConnick
• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is online at: www.comicartfestival.com
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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. 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.