Festival History

Bryan Talbot at the Festival launch. Photo: John Freeman

Patron Bryan Talbot at the Festival launch in 2013. Photo: John Freeman

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, launched in January 2013, held its first weekend-long Festival in Kendal in 2013. This is an archive of past events.

If you have pictures you’d like to share with us, please send them to john@comicartfestival.com – thank you!



View and download the 2014 Programme here on Issuu


View and download the 2015 Programme here on Issuu!

2016 Festival

About the 2016 Festival

View and download the 2016 Programme on Issuu

2016 Guests | 2016 Signings | 2016 Clock Tower Exhibitors | 2016 Family Zone | 2016 Windows Trail | Exhibitions | Books

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Accommodation and Travel |Venues |  Kendal Map | Restaurants and Cafés | Explore South Lakeland 

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Read the independent Red Research Evaluation Report on the 2015 Festival, which note the weekend-long event attracted almost 14,000 people to Kendal and generated an estimated £1.7 million for the host town

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