Latest Festival Podcast reveals two new guests for October gathering

Comic creator Hannah Berry returns to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast this week, to talk about her period as the UK Comics Laureate, which has just come to an end. Co-hosts Nikki Bates and Ian Loxam discuss Hannah’s initial plans, how she ran with the role over the COVID-19 pandemic, and discuss her UK Comic Creators Survey, which gathered data from artists, writers and others during the initial lock down period last year. The report can be found in full here.

Ian and Nikki also talk all about the Festival and the guests that have been announced and exclusively announce two more on the show! Meanwhile, Mike Williams and Pete Taylor return with Part Four of their Yakapedia series and Tom Stewart reviews Blat! by Matt Greaves.

Exclusively announced on the Podcast is word that Jack Teagle and Steve Yeowell will be joining guests at the Festival in Kendal in October, who also include writer Greg Rucka (LazarusBlack Magick), American comic artist Michael Lark, writer Chris Condon (That Texas Blood), Rachael Smith (Doctor WhoQuarantine Comix), and Guardian cartoonists Martin RowsonNicola Jennings and Lou McKeever (aka BluLou).

(Unfortunately, Canadian comics writer and artist Jeff Lemire (Black HammerSnow Angels) has had to cancel his physical appearance at the Festival, due to upcoming filming commitments in the autumn, but will hopefully still be at the Festival virtually – and is lined up as the first guest for the 2022 event).

Jack Teagle is a freelance illustrator based in South West England who’s worked in a large variety of fields, including editorial, character design, storyboarding, poster/ product/ textile design, and worked as a cartoonist for Front magazine from 2010 to 2014. He also wrote tutorials and worked as a columnist for Digital Artist Magazine and other clients include The EconomistThe Point Magazine, VW and many more.

A prolific self-publisher, with his comics translated into Polish, and Russian, Jack paints in his free time, and has exhibited his work worldwide.

Steve Yeowell’s first professional work was with Grant Morrison on licensed comic Zoids for Marvel UK, before moving on to draw 2000AD’s superhero character “Zenith”. For DC Comics, he has pencilled Sebastian OThe InvisiblesStarmanLegends Of The Dark Knight and The Atom. For Marvel Comics, he pencilled Skrull KIll Krew, and at 2000AD he has also drawn “Judge Dredd”, “DeMarco PI”, the long running Harryhausan-esque pirate adventure “The Red Seas”, dark ages lycanthrope fantasy “Black Shuck” and “Sinister Dexter”.

• Check out the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 92- Hannah Berry on being Comic Laureate (2019- 2021) here


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