It might be a festival weekend but we are busy all year round celebrating the wonderful world of comics.

The inaugural award will be for the best translation of a non-English graphic novel into English. 

Comic Art Europe is an international pilot project bringing together four European organisations promoting and championing the power of Comics and Graphic Novels.

Stephen L. Holland, is owner of the independent comics shop Page 45, and a fervent comics advocate, freelance artist and tutor, is presently the UK’s Comics Laureate, an ambassadorial and educational role for the comic genre.

LICAF is delighted to announce its new competition for unpublished comic strip creations - with a top prize of £500.

LICAF has become a regular and well-respected commissioner and co-commissioner of new work and even publishes its own titles.

An 18-month mentoring initiative aiming to give under-represented individuals a chance to express themselves through the medium of comics and to hopefully open up a career pathway within the publishing industry.

‘Playing for a Draw’ is a new exhibition showcasing the history and creativity of football comics and illustration across the world.

Hero(ine)s features work from over twenty artists including Steven Appleby, Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard, Finnish artist Kaisa Leka, Swiss artist Hélène Becquelin and Belgian comic artist Brecht Vandenbroucke.

Traces of the Great War is an ambitious anthology of new illustrated short stories featuring over twenty internationally acclaimed comic book artists, graphic novelists and writers.

This year we will celebrate the extraordinary life and work of novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author Tove Jansson.