Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2023 - Call for Exhibitors

We are delighted to invite applications for exhibitors to feature in our Lakeside Comics Marketplace at the 11th Lakes International Comic Art Festival, taking place 29th September to 1st October 2023 in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria.

This will be our second year in beautiful Bowness, and we’ll be creating a bespoke exhibitor area situated in the heart of our LICAF "village" on the Glebe recreation area by the shores of Windermere.  

The village will be home to superb event spaces, our Little LICAF family area and outdoor exhibitions, as well as food and drink concessions to cater to the needs of all our festival goers.

The Lakeside Comics Marketplace will be housed in a large, fully-heated, easily accessible and well-equipped marquee, dedicated to our exhibitor creators, collectives, publishers and retailers. There will be more exhibitor tables available than ever before, increasing the breadth of creators we will be able to accommodate.

The cost of a full table in the 2023 Lakeside Comics Marketplace will be £95. 

As in previous years, the marketplace will be open to the public on Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October – however, for those who are going to be in town on Friday 29th September to set up and get to know the space, we have a special offering of business seminars created specifically for independent creators looking at brand building, crowdfunding, fundraising and more. This will take place in the afternoon of Friday 29 September and will be free of charge to festival exhibitors; we’ll simply ask that you register your interest to attend.

If you would like to join us at this year’s festival, please complete the application form below (the Word document) and return it to to arrive no later than Friday 24th February 2023, 5.00pm.  

We’re delighted that this year’s exhibitor area will be the biggest we have hosted to date, however please note we regret that we won’t be able to accommodate all applicants. We will keep you well informed throughout the process, and let you know no later than Friday 3rd March 2023.

Our Exhibitor Terms and and Conditions are also published below, as a PDF download