Next years festival will be on the 17-19 October 2014.
THE COMICS CLOCK TOWER
The Lakes International Comic Art Festival will put a spotlight for one fantastic weekend on the brilliance, diversity and quirkiness of comic art. One of the ways we will be doing this is in the Comics Clock Tower, which will be our version of a comics marketplace and artists’ alley. This is your chance to meet creators, see them sketch, get work signed as well as buy books, prints and more. Some work will be available for the first time at the festival.
This will not be like the traditional marketplaces that people are used to at comic conventions. For one thing the venue is relatively small so we have had to make choices and limit the number of creators and stalls we can offer to our audiences. We’ll be aiming to feed the hunger of existing comic art fans of all genres whilst, we hope, appealing to a curious, new audience eager to find out more. There’ll be a mix of retailers (such as Forbidden Planet), publishers (large and small) and creators and more. We’ll be showcasing both established and emerging talent drawn from across the UK, Europe and further afield with a healthy contingent from Cumbria, the North West and greater North of England.
Most of our international guests who feature in our main events programme will also be appearing in the Comics Clock Tower over the weekend to sign and sketch and meet their fans.
The Comics Clock Tower day pass is £3.50 Saturday and £3.50 Sunday (under 12s accompanied by an adult go free) offering unlimited access during opening hours. These can be bought in advance online or by phone or in person via the Brewery Arts Centre www.breweryarts.co.uk or 01539 725133.
Please note if you buy a weekend pass for £25 (your choice of any 4 ticketed daytime events excluding workshops) you get free access to the Comics Clock Tower for the weekend. If you buy a day pass for £15 (your choice of any 2 ticketed daytime events excluding workshops) you get free access to the Comics Clock Tower.
Tickets: Purchase tickets online at
The Brewery Arts Centre
or by telephone Box Office: 01539 725 133 or in person in advance.