Award-winning comic creators join Festival lineup

We're delighted to announce another fine mix of guests for our annual Festival (29th September – 1st October 2022) in Bowness-on-Windermere, including Hunt Emerson, winner of the 2018 Sergio Aragonés International Award for Excellence in Comic Art, and caricaturist, cartoonist and humorous illustrator Tom Richmond.

Hunt, Tom and Jad (George Khoury), Fouad Mezher, Seif Eddine Nechi and Václav Šlajch join previously-announced guests at the event, with more to be revealed soon.

The so-far announced all-star lineup includes Mehdi Annassi, aka Machima, Charlie Adlard, Gigi Cavenago, Gustavo Duarte, Gerhard, Lina Ghaibeh, Peter Hogan, Comics Laureate Stephen L. Holland, Mai Koraiem, Michael Lark, Lucie Lomová, Dave McKean, Bill Morrison, Steve and Annie Parkhouse, Sean Phillips, Marek Rubec, Festival poster designer Mohamed Salah, Rachael Smith and “Awkward Yeti” creator Nick Sulek.

The event will open with a never-to-be repeated opening night of comedy with comedian and comic creator Frankie Boyle and comic Josie Long on Friday 29th September.

The event will also see the announcement of a new Comics Laureate, chosen following the recently-announced “Open Call” for applications for the honorary, unpaid, position.

“We always enjoy a laugh at the Lakes Festival, and Hunt and Tom regularly deliver,” says Festival Director Julie Tait. “Along with other humour comic creators, plus our opening night with Frankie Boyle and Josie Long, we think there’s plenty for all to enjoy in our lineup.”

The Festival’s efforts to boost its offering for younger comic readers, as well as established fans, continues, with a crowdfunding campaign to support the work of its “Little LICAF” team. The organisation is determined to help grow new audiences, echoing the work of many other comic events, representatives of several of them visiting the Festival this year for an event that will provide an opportunity for an exchange of ideas.

Early backers of the Little LICAF Crowdfundr can choose to buy a Festival 2023 Weekend Ticket for just £20, but only a limited number are available.

FESTIVAL DATES: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival returns to Bowness-on-Windermere 29th September to 1st October 2023

• Early backers of the Little LICAF Crowdfundr can choose to buy a Festival 2023 Weekend Ticket for just £20, but only a limited number are available.

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