The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019 is delighted to announce a whole host of comic creators, publishers and more are lined up to take over the Comics Clock Tower at this year's Festival in October.
Among the Comics Clock Tower creator line up are a number of creators joining the gathering as special guests of Festival patron Sean Phillips: artists Mack Chater, Paul Harrison Davies, Emma G, Emmainky, Michael Kennedy, Roger Langridge, Joe Latham, Angela Pan, writer John Harris Dunning and the team behind the graphic novel Square Eyes, Anna Mills and Luke Jones.
Opportunities for comic creators to be part of the Festival to promote their work were expanded this year, with more dedicated spaces across Kendal being opened up as an extension of the event's hugely-popular platform for artists, writers and publishers.
Nearly 70 comic creators from fourteen countries form this year's guest list, including recently-announced Belgian creators Serge Baeken, Ephameron, Loic Gaume, Ben Gijsemans, Valentine Laffitte, Pascal Lemaitre, Marine Schneider, Judith Vanistendael.and Joris Vermassen.
Also in attendance will be Comics Laureate Hannah Berry, Laurence Campbell, Kate Charlesworth, Becky Cloonan, Garth Ennis, Duncan Fegredo, Staz Johnson, John McCrea, Junko Mizuno, Declan Shalvey, Simon Spurrier and Rob Williams - with many more yet to be announced.
"Every year, we aim to make our Comics Clock Tower bigger and better," says Festival Director Julie Tait. "I don't think our visitors in October will be disappointed by the range of talent they'll be able to meet and talk comics with. I think we have a great mix on offer."
In other Festival-related news, the organisation has also welcomed new donations for its work from a number of supporters, including artist Charlie Adlard, Festival Chair Peter Kessler and artist Bryan Talbot. This welcome individual support comes in addition to funding from Arts Council England and other partners, local, national and international.
The full line-up for this year's Lakes International Comics Clock Tower is: Alice Davies Illustration, Angela Pan, Arctic Ring Comics, Aroha Comics, B7 Media, Big Brown Eyes Collective, Brushwest, the Cartoonists' Club of Great Britain, Centrala, CFcomiX, Chris Askham, Chris Dorning - The Cunning Craftsman, comicbooks.ie, Comics Youth CIC, Dan Whitehead, Demian 5, downthetubes.net, Drew Marr, Emma G, Emmainky, Fair Spark Books, Frisson Comics, Gustaffo Vargas, Hand Drawn Body Art, Happy Space Sloth, Jessica on Paper, Joe Latham, Katie Whittle Illustration, Knockabout, Lyndsey Green Illustration, Mayamada, Myriad Editions, New Internationalist, Nick Prolix Comix, Rachel Jane Findlay Printmaker, Rebecca K Jones & Peter Morey, Robert Wells, Roger Langridge, Russell Mark Olson, SelfMadeHero, SIMO, So What Press, Soaring Penguin Press, Square Eyes, Steve White Art, technobabbl, Teesside Comics Society, The Lang Walk Hame, This Man, This Pete!, Torbentegner, Tut and Groan, Unbound, University of Cumbria CBC and Zoom Rockman
• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival returns to Kendal at various venues across the town 11th - 13th October 2019
• Tickets for the 2019 Festival are on Sale Now at www.comicartfestival.com/buy-tickets