LICAF will return to Bowness-on-Windermere - Friday 29 September to Sunday 1 October 2023!
Our events will include live draws, interviews, presentations, workshops, exhibitions, book launches, Little LICAF activities, a Comics Marketplace and provide a chance to get up close to the best comic creators in the world!
The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2023 promises to be better than ever, with the best comic artists, writers & creators heading to the beautiful Lake District for a packed comic art weekend… Join us from 29 September - 1 October in Bowness-on-Windermere!
The ever-popular Windows on Comic Art Trail returns to Bowness from Sept 23 to Oct 8 and this year brings an exciting addition... In partnership with the British Council, LICAF proudly presents From Ink to Action, featuring 12 talented artists from the MENA region.
The Sophie Castille Awards for Comics in Translation are for the best translation of graphic novels into a variety of languages. The inaugural award, created in honour of Sophie Castille, will be for the best translation of a non-English graphic novel into English.
For curious comic art creatives Make Mine Manga is a FREE exhibition touring North West libraries until May 2024! Exploring the origins of manga in Japan, creative techniques and the wonder of Manga-Anime.
Comic Boom is an education podcast by Lucy Starbuck Braidley exploring the use of comics in education. Recent podcasts include interviews with fab comic creators Emma Reynolds and Sayra Begum.
Today, we are a year-round organisation, supporting many ongoing programmes throughout the year and across the globe. Since 2013, LICAF has forged over 30 official international partnerships and commissioned projects with cultural institutes, festivals and comic organisations across the world.