Celebrating the Lakes International Comic Art Festival from 2013-2020
Welcome to our new online and downloadable comic art colouring sheets!
Over 7 incredible festivals we have seen an array of awesome comic artists and we are very happy to now present a new collection of colouring sheets that you can download, print out and colour in.
And check out our new LICAF online comic colouring for web browsers and tablets!
Special thanks to Sarah McIntyre, Viz, Charlie Adlard, Junko Mizuno, Darryl Cunningham, Gilbert Shelton, Hunt Emerson and Petteri Tikkanen for sharing these ace images.
Are you ready for the LICAF colouring challenge!?
When you have a completed image simply include the hashtag #LICAFColouringComp2020 on your Instagram post - by 12 noon on Thursday 14 May - to enter our LICAF colouring competition.
The festival team will check out the posts and choose one winner who will receive a box of LICAF goodies!
Introducing our new online colouring with artwork from LICAF 2019 by Junko Mizuno!
Suitable for desktop and android devices, this will also work on iPad but may take a bit of time to load on some older models. There’s a zoom slider top right and a switch so you can colour by numbers.
Festival guest in 2014 & 2015
Instantly recognisable in her pointy specs and hats, Sarah McIntyre is the writer and artist of Vern and Lettuce, a comic book published by Bog-Eyed Books. She also creates picture books such as the bestselling Grumpycorn and the newly launched Don’t Call Me Grumpycorn, There’s a Shark in the Bath, The New Neighbours and Dinosaur Firefighters.
Festival guest from 2013 - 2020
In their own usual hyperbolic words, “better than nothing”, Viz - cartoonists Simon Thorp and Graham Dury - have become a regular feature, if not an institution of sorts, at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival for good reason – there’s nothing in the world quite like them/it!
Festival guest from 2013 - 2020
Charlie was the UK’s Comics Laureate from 2017-2019. He’s spent the majority of his time since 2004 working on The Walking Dead, alongside many other projects as far reaching as Mars Attacks, Judge Dredd, Batman, X-Men, etc and creator-owned projects including Astronauts In Trouble, Codeflesh, White Death and Vampire State Building.
Festival guest in 2014 & 2019
Having grown up in Tokyo, Junko Mizuno is a self- taught artist recognized for her unique visual iconography of powerful and often sexy women.
Much of Junko’s art is based on Japanese pop culture from ‘70s and ‘80s with inspiration stemming from fetish, folk, religious, psychedelic, pin-up and advertising art, alongside vintage toys, fashion, comic, food, nature, movies, TV shows, video games.
Festival guest in 2013, 2014, 2018 & 2019
Darryl Cunningham is the cartoonist/writer of Psychiatric Tales (Blank Slate 2010), Science Tales (Myriad Editions 2013), Supercrash (Myriad Editions 2014) and Graphic Science (Myriad Editions 2017). All factual based books that explore subjects as diverse as mental health, science, economics and politics.
Festival guest in 2013 & 2016
The Freak Brothers are still going from strength to strength and acquiring new fans all the time. They are published in 15 languages and worldwide sales are now over 40 million copies plus millions of items of merchandise, T-shirts, postcards, badges, posters and more. In 2012 he received an Eisner “Hall of Fame” award.
Festival guest in 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2018
Hunt Emerson has drawn cartoons and comic strips since the early 1970s. His work has appeared in countless magazines and comics, including The Beano (children’s comic), Fortean Times (journal of unexplained phenomena) and until recently, Fiesta (sex magazine). Hunt has published around 30 comic books, mainly with Knockabout.
Festival guest in 2016, 2017 & 2018
Petteri Tikkanen is a Finnish comic artist from the small town of Iisalmi. A comic art rockstar in every sense Petteri is a universe all of his own! Gorgeous drawings, great narratives and his transformation into alter ego Black Peider. Petteri also works as an illustrator and teaches illustration.
Festival guest in 2014
Dave Gibbons has encompassed 2000 AD, Dr Who, Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Captain America, Dr Strange, the Hulk, Predator and Aliens. With writer Frank Miller he co-created Give Me Liberty and Martha Washington goes to War; Watchmen, his collaboration with writer Alan Moore, is the best-selling graphic novel ever published and became a major motion picture. His autobiographical graphic novel The Originals won an Eisner Award in 2005.
John Stuart Clark (aka Brick) is a political cartoonist and travel writer. His first graphic novel (‘Depresso or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Being Bonkers’) was shortlisted for the UK MIND Book of the Year Award. His latest as editor is the seminal WW1 comics anthology, ‘To End All Wars’, nominated for two Eisner Awards, and his latest as writer/illustrator is ‘East of Aleppo’, a docudrama about a reprehensible incident in the Syrian conflict unreported by the UK’s corporate media. Currently he is completing a comedy fiction GN set in the world of classical music.