The application processs for places in the 2017 Comics Clock Tower “marketplace” will announced in 2017.
Exhibitors in the Comics Clock Tower “marketplace” and the Brewery Malt Room for 2016 included All Things Thom, Joe Bailey Sculpture & Design, Kathryn Briggs, Keith Burns, Silvia Carrus, James Chapman, The Cartoonists’ Club of Great Britain, Clockwork Watch Films, Zu Dominiak, EdieOP, Gary Erskine, Fungii, Get Well Gamers, Sarah Graley, Happy Space Sloth, Daisy Hillyard, Hitsville UK, Ink Splattery, the Jeff Hawke Club, Daisy Hillyard, Luke Hyde, Tom Kindley, Roger Langridge, Joe Latham, David Leach, Lines of Enquiry, Aimee Lockwood, Aurora Melchor, Midnight Milk, Adam Murphy, Never Ever After, Stray Lines, Richard Swan, This Man, This Pete!, Tiny Pencil, Amanda Eleanor Tribble, Myfanwy Tristram, University of Cumbria Comic Book Collective, Tom Ward, Dan Watters and Caspar Wijngaard, Chris Welch, Andrew Wildman, Jennifer Winetrobe and Aneurin Wright.
In addition to the Clock Tower, a free Family Zone provides drop-in activities for all ages, alongside a series of fantastic workshops for kids and teenagers. The Lakes International Comic Art Festival brings the town together for a weekend to celebrate the amazing world of comic art. Among others, you’ll find Bunny and Chip, Orson and Geoffrey (ZEEL) Coupland, Robert Deas, Paul Harrison-Davies, Marc Jackson, Lancaster Guardian cartoonist Jack Knight, Joe Matthews of Funny Monster Comics, Graham Pearce (creator of Sgt Mike Battle), Sloth Comics, Aidan Saunders, Jordan Vigay and Wizard’s Keep!
Plan Your Visit
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