10 Years of LICAF

Here we celebrate a decade of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival with a few special highlights!

Check out the ten awesome artworks for the Festival since 2013, plus we're super thrilled to have a new map showcasing the 30+ international partnerships over the last decade.

We're also very excited to present the Tizzie-Whizie... our new mascot!

We believe that comics really can change the world!

And you can read more about the comic creators joining us at LICAF 2022 who are using comics to highlight social and environmental issues.

The 10th Lakes International Comic Art Festival will be taking place from Friday 14 - Sunday 16 October 2022 in Bowness-on-Windermere!

Since its inception in 2013, the annual Festival has been held in Kendal, but for its tenth year, the core of the Festival will take over multiple venues within Bowness-on-Windermere, on the east banks of Lake Windermere.

Ten Awesome Years of Festival Programme Artwork!

We've had an amazing 10 years of fantasic cover artworks for our Festival programme! Many thanks to Bryan Talbot (2013), Jonathan Edwards (2014), Boulet (2015), Ken Niimuru (2016), Michael Cho (2017), Petteri Tikkanen (2018), Junko Mizuno (2019), Gemma Correll (2020), Dave McKean (2021) and Sean Phillips (2022).

Ten Years of Cool Cultural Collaborations and Partnerships!

When LICAF started in 2013, it was an annual festival… we are now a year-round organisation, supporting many ongoing programmes throughout the year and across the globe. We are thrilled to have forged over 30 international partnerships! Commissioning projects with cultural institutes, festivals and comic organisations across the world.

Celebrating 10 Years with a new mascot - The Tizzie-Whizie!

To celebrate our 10 year anniversary and the Festival’s new home in Bowness-on-Windermere, we are thrilled to present our new mascot. Brought to life by the ever wonderful comic creator Luke McGarry – we hope you enjoy getting to know this adorable creature with dragonfly wings, a spiky hedgehog body, buzzy bee antennae and a supremely squirrelesque tail.

Comics with a Cause

We believe Comics Can Change the World… the power of comics to tell stories and influence opinion. Find out more about the comic creators at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival who are using comic art as a powerful visual form to draw attention to pressing issues of our time.