Lakes International Comic Art Festival full guest line-up revealed, Opening Night “Avengers – Uncivil War” tickets on sale now

The full lineup of guests from around the globe heading to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival has been announced, joining comic creators from across the UK in Bowness-on-Windermere in September.

LICAF 2024 Guests

Weekend tickets are on sale now, and, separately, tickets for the Opening Night event, “Avengers – The Uncivil War”, have also gone on sale, a fun event that will see comic creator Emma Vieceli try and keep aspiring Avengers such as Yomi AyeniVIZ’s Graham DuryKeli LarkPieter de Poortere and Tom Richmond, and others to be announced, in line!

Supported by Arts Council England, the British CouncilCreative Scotland and other funders, the Festival’s guest list includes creators such as Mohammad Sabaaneh, whose acclaimed work has been exhibited across the globe; Sean Phillips, whose crime title, Criminal, created with Ed Brubaker, is heading to the small screen; Junko Mizuno, whose art simply refuses to be categorised; Doctor Who comics and series storyboard artist Mike Collins; and graphic artist Victoria Lomasko, whose graphic reportage has earned acclaim across Europe and beyond.

The weekend will also host Britain’s first International Comics Rights Market where, akin to Europe’s Angouleme Festival, international publishers will meet British creators and publishers to consider their work for publication; the Lakeside Comics Marketplace, where independent creators will be selling comics, artwork and more; and many free Little LICAF events for young, aspiring creators to enjoy making comics and more.

Rumours that two Daleks will be patrolling the event, preventing visitors from attending a special exhibition of Doctor Who comic strips spanning 60 years of publication at the Winderemere Jetty Museum, as part of the Festival’s Design a Doctor Who Monster Challenge, running in partnership with Panini’s Doctor Who Magazine, have been completely denied.

The full programme of events at the Festival, running at various venues across Bowness-on-Windermere over 27th – 29th September will be revealed shortly.

The guest line-up is: Aimée De Jongh, Amy Tetteh, Benoit Dahan, Bobby Joseph, Bruno Redondo, Bryan Talbot, Cyril Lieron, Dagsson, Dan Panosian, Dave McKean, Emma Vieceli, Fumio Obata, Gigi Cavenago (TBC), Isabel Greenberg, Jacob Phillips, Jason Quinn, Jorge Fornés, Juanjo Guarnido, Junko Mizuno, Karel Osoha, Kate Charlesworth, Keli Lark, Kevin Eric Raymundo, Luke Healy, Marc Jackson, Mary Talbot, Mehdi Annassi, Michael Lark, Mike Collins, Mollie Ray, Nina Six, Paolo Herras, Patricia Ramos, Pieter De Poortere, Reetta Niemensivu, Sean Phillips, Terry Moore, Tom Richmond, Victoria Lomasko and the VIZ team.

Full details of each guest feature on the Festival website here, and there’s a guide to creators exhibiting at the Lakes Comics Marketplace here, too.

“We’re ecstatic about this year’s line-up,” says Festival Director Julie Tait. We think it’s one of our most diverse yet, offering guests who face challenges simply drawing the things they love, alongside the best in independent comic talent, and the mainstream, too. I’m looking forward to it!”

• You can find details of tickets here on the Festival website and how to buy them