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Bryan Lee O'Malley's A2 homage to Hayo Miyazaki. Sketched during LICAF 2016 Live Draw Event,

Fund Raising Online Art Auction for Lakes International Comic Art Festival Raises £2500

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is delighted to  announce its an online fund-raising art auction raised £2500 toward future projects and events in 2017, including its weekend-long Festival (13th – 15th October) which includes a rare UK appearance by MAD cartoonist Sergio Aragonés, who will be presenting the first ever NCS Sergio Aragonés International Award for Excellence in Comic Art.  An original artwork produced […]

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Sean Phillips draws Batman. Sketched during LICAF 2016 Live Draw Event.

Lakes Festival art online auction starts on Wednesday, Jordi Bernet, Bryan Lee O’Malley items and more

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced its latest online fund-raising art auction will begin on Wednesday – 23rd November 2016. Included in this year’s auction to raise funds for the Festival’s 2017 activities is original artwork produced by no less than Bryan Lee O’Malley, Craig Thompson, Duncan Fegredo, Edmond Baudoin, Emma Vieceli, Hunt Emerson, Ian McQue, Jonathan Edwards, Jordi Bernet, Mick McMahon, Petteri Tikkanen, Sean Phillips, Stuart Immonen – and the […]

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Sean Phillips draws Batman. Sketched during LICAF 2016 Live Draw Event.

Lakes international Comic Art Festival announces 2016 online art auction plans

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced plans for a fund-raising art auction, to take place before Christmas. Full details of the 2016 on-line auction have yet to be announced, but included will be original artwork produced by no less than Bryan Lee O’Malley, Craig Thompson, Duncan Fegredo, Edmond Baudoin, Emma Vieceli, Hunt Emerson, Ian McQue, Jonathan Edwards, Jordi Bernet, Mick McMahon, Petteri Tikkanen, Sean Phillips, Stuart Immonen – and […]

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Frank Santori, Aidan Koch and Connor Willumsen at the 2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival, talking about the evolution of the Comic Workbook as both a platform and guidance for budding comics artists. Photo courtesy Comic Workbook

The Lakes International Comic Festival 2016: The Academic Workshop

Mel Gibson reports on another aspect of this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival – its academic workshop, an aspect set to expand next year… The Lakes International Comic Art Festival‘s approach to developing links with the academy is distinctive. Their work with Lancaster University, for instance, which has led to Benoît Peeters becoming the UK’s first professor […]

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Coelifer Atlas

New comics from the Lakes Festival: “Coelifer Atlas” and “Carrot to the Stars”

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has recently published two great books as part of its developing publishing program. They are Coelifer Atlas, this year’s special 24 Hour Marathon Comic project featuring a stellar line up of talent, which aims to raise awareness of the medical condition Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and has already raised £1000 for the charity OCD Action; and Carrot to the […]

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People's Choice Winners: Market Place Books by Dean Barwick School

Windows on Comic Art Trail – winners announced!

The winners of this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival’s Windows on Comic Art Trail have been announced, a project that has made an incredible impact across Kendal. This year’s Trail involved local business, clubs and schools, as well as local and national artists. The collaboration created a unique art trail displayed in windows across […]

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"Fooled" by Beatriz Lostalé Seijo

Beatrix Potter Reimagined Competition Winners Announced

The winners of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival’s Beatrix Potter Reimagined competition have been announced. A creative project by the organisation, supported by the University of Cumbria, the competition attracted entries from across the UK. The overall winner is artist Beatriz Lostalé Seijo, for her entry “Fooled” and the runners up are Ian F, for […]

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Simon Guy from Lancaster University presents the Asterix team with medals, aided by Festival Director Julie Tait. The Tintin team got medals too (because it "was cheaper to buy them in bulk", Julie explained).

Asterix pips Tintin to top Greatest Hero vote in Lakes Festival opening debate

It was neck and neck at the end of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival‘s opening night debate, but in the end, the audience voted by just one vote to establish Asterix as the character most deserving that cherished place on your oversized bookshelf – just beating Tintin in a fun debate to kickstart the weekend. Between Asterix and Tintin, the two much-loved characters […]

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