The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced the comic creators who will have a presence in their free-to-enter Comics Clock Tower venue in Kendal Town Hall in October.
The creators were chosen after hundreds of applications were sifted through by the Festival team and its patrons, and you'll find guests at the event such as Rufus Dayglo and Duncan Fegredo rubbing shoulders with top independent comic creators from across the UK and Ireland such as Luke Hyde, PB Rainey and Cliodhna Ztoical, along with publishers such as Cinebook, Centrala and Improper Books.
A number of Australian comic artists will also be in the Clock Tower - a full list of that line-up has yet to be revealed. The Festival's full programme (which will include as-yet-announced creators who'll be in the weekend-long event's "Family Zone") will be announced on 15th May 2017, with the event taking place 13th - 15th October 2017.
Alongside already-highlighted guests such as Sergio Aragonés, Jason Latour, Stan Sakai, Charlie Adlard, Hannah Berry, Brendan McCarthy and Peter Milligan there is plenty that has already seen comics fans reaching for their mouse and booking early for the weekend of 13th - 15th October 2017. Weekend passes are on sale now!
Comics Clock Tower - Comic Creators
These include: Iqbal Ali, the Big Brown Eyes Collective, Nick Brokenshire, Robert Brown, Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, Capitalette, The Cartoonists' Club of GB, James Chapman, Clockwork Watch Films (and Corey Brotherson), the Drawn Chorus Collective, Rufus Dayglo (sharing space with Duncan Fegredo and Christian Ward), Michael Doig and India Swift, Wallis Eates and Danny Noble, Emseeitch, the Etherington Brothers, Tor Freeman, Graphic Lives, Eve Greenwood, Hari Draws, Gill Hatcher, Luke Hyde, the London Horror Comic, Inksplattery, Invisible Six, Rebecca K Jones, Jack Knight, Marc Jackson, the Jeff Hawke Club (who have confirmed the strip's creator Syd Jordan will be at the event), Jessica on Paper, Tom Kindley, Roger Langridge, Joe Latham, Michi Mathias, Metaphrog, the National Cartoonist Society, Douglas Noble, Adele Phillips, Positive Negatives, Paul B. Rainey, Zoom Rockman, Rune Ryberg, Max Sarin, A.J. Smith, Ben Bernard-Smith, This Man, This Pete!, Myfanwy Tristram, Webcomic Name, Steve White, Jennifer Winetrobe, Lydia Wysocki (Applied Comics etc) and Cliodhna Ztoical
Comics Clock Tower - Publishers
Arctic Ring Comics, Black Lodge Press, Bog Eyed Books, Centrala, Cinebook, ComiXology, Improper Books, Knockabout, Myriad Editions, Self Made Hero, Sloth Comics, Soaring Penguin Press, Stray Lines, Udu Books (and Lines of Enquiry) and Welsh el Dorado Press
Comics Clock Tower - Education
Comics Clock Tower - Retailers
Fantasy author A.S. Chambers
Many of the creators who'll be in the Clock Tower are on Twitter and one of our team, John Freeman, has created a dedicated list here if you want to see what they're up to. There's also a list of combining CCT and Festival guests here, which will be updated as the final line-up is revealed.
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