Don’t miss the Gala Opening Night on Friday 13 October

Our Gala Opening Night this year will be ‘Quick on the Draw' – a spectacular evening of live draw featuring some of the fastest, funniest and most talented cartoonists on the planet.

Luke McGarry's Sad Chewie

Rick Stromoski

Tom Richmond

Sergio Aragonés

On his first appearance in the UK the legendary Sergio Aragonés will demonstrate his quick-fire genius together with superstars from the USA's cartooning scene - Luke McGarry, Rick Stromoski and Tom Richmond, MC'ed by Steve McGarry.

There'll be some surprise guest appearances and plenty of interactive elements suitable for all ages.

We are also delighted to be revealing the first ever recipient of The Sergio Aragonés International Award for Excellence in Comic Art.

This event is brought to you by the National Cartoonists Society of America in partnership with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.


Our Gala Opening Night is presented by Wacom in association with NCS.