A somewhat slapdash, oddly arbitrary summary of Events, Gatherings, Topics of Interest and general information which might intrigue fans of the funnybook biz.
The Lakes International Comic Art Festival Grand takes place this weekend
14th-16th October 2016
The Weekend Starts Here!
The Festival weekend launches from 1.00 pm on Friday for early arrivers, when Knockabout Comics open their “Malt Room of Mischief” at the Brewry Arts Centre. In the evening, a battle royal is on the cards as comic creators argue the case for their favourite of two cartoon greats – Asterix or Tintin?
This launch event in partnership with Lancaster University will include contributions from key comic artists, celebrities and others, including TV chat show host Jonathan Ross, comedians Alan Carr and Jack Whitehall and Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcy Bussell! The night will also feature the announcement of the new Comics Laureate, taking over from Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons, who has been busy recently working on a terrific new range of graphic novels for children with Oxford University Press.
• For more information on all the Festival’s exhibitions visit www.comicartfestival.com/the-festival/exhibitions
• The 2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival Programme is available to view and download here
- In a hurry? Here’s the Festival in a Flash!
- Buy your Festival tickets now from The Brewery, Kendal – www.breweryarts.co.uk (Social media short link – http://bit.ly/LICAF16-Tickets) | Box Office 01539 725133 | Email
- Festival-related imagery for publicity purposes is available from the Festival Flickr page
- For all events information visit the Lakes International Comic Art Festival web site: www.comicartfestival.com | Find the Lakes International Comic Art Festival on Facebook | Follow the Festival on Twitter @comicartfest
- For more information on the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, contact: Julie Tait: firstname.lastname@example.org